Sitora Yusufiy a former ex wife of Orlando Pulse nightclub shooter, Omar Mateen describes of the domestic abuse she suffered at her ex husband’s hands.
The former father in law of Orlando Pulse nightclub shooter, Omar Mateen has told Sunday afternoon that his daughter, once married to the gunman was the victim of abuse at the hands of the shooter.
Yet their marriage was short lived.
Told the father, a Muslim immigrant from Uzbekistan who refused to give his name: ‘They were only together three or four months,’
‘She moved down to Fort Pierce, Fla., but within three or four months she called us to get away from him.’
Adding: ‘She was suffering physical and mental abuse from him. The cops were called on him.’
Florida records show that the couple’s marriage license was filed on April 16, 2009. Shortly after, Mateen obtained a divorce judgment against her that was filed July 27, 2011.
The announcement for the couple’s wedding disclosed the pair at the living in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Sitora Yusufiy’s father said he never liked Mateen and was opposed to his daughter’s relationship with him because they had met online.
Yusufiy’s linkedn profile shows her now working as a Creative Marketing Director at RAW – Rainforest Awareness Worldwide next to her fiance.
In an interview with the Washington Post, Yusufiy told that Mateen ‘was not a stable person‘ and that she feared for her safety in the wake of his attack.
Reiterated the former ex wife of Omar Mateen on condition of anonymity:
‘He beat me. He would just come home and start beating me up because the laundry wasn’t finished or something like that.’
Of note, in an interview with Heavy.com, Sitora Yusufiy said she lived in Florida with Mateen between April 2009 and August 2009. The former wife said that her parents then ‘rescued’ her from the relationship and she never saw Mateen again.
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