Noor Salman, the widow of Omar Mateen, has denied rumors that her late husband might have been secretly gay.

Mateen is the 29-year-old man who killed 49 people and injured dozens when he opened fire in a gay nightclub in Orlando, the Pulse.

His first wife has publicly questioned Mateen's sexuality, saying that he could have been secretly gay.

In her first interview, Salman talked with Adam Goldman of The New York Times.

“And she did not think Mateen was gay,” Goldman tweeted. “He forced himself on her repeatedly when he wanted sex.”

Salman also told Goldman that Mateen was abusive and threatened to kill her if she left him.

“I was unaware of everything,” she said. “I don't condone what he has done. I am very sorry for what has happened. He has hurt a lot of people.”

On the day of the shooting, Salman said that Mateen told her that he had to visit a friend and would not be home for dinner. It was the last time she saw him alive. The following morning she received two texts from her husband: “Did you see what happened?” and later “I love you babe.”