Man claims he was Chris Watts' secret gay lover before Shanann and her daughters were murdered
The man reportedly called up a live news show and told host Ashleigh Banfield that he had an affair with Chris, who allegedly strangled and killed his wife and children
A man has made shocking claims that he was the secret lover of alleged murderer Chris Watts. The man reportedly called up a live news show and told host Ashleigh Banfield that he had an affair with Chris, who allegedly strangled and killed his wife and children.
Banfield spoke to the anonymous man who said that he and Chris had an affair and how they "instantly" connected after meeting over a dating app. She has admitted 'Crime & Justice' cannot independently verify the story. The caller further said that he met Chris after they had been talking via a dating app known as MeetMe. This was only a short time before he had been accused of murdering his pregnant wife Shanann Watts and their children Bella and Celeste.
BREAKING: A man who claims to be a FORMER LOVER of Chris Watts is speaking out on the accused killers past in an exclusive interview! pic.twitter.com/9Ac94nQAOg— Crime & Justice (@CrimeJusticeHLN) August 28, 2018
Speaking about their conversation Ashleigh shared that the man alleged, "He reached out to me and messaged me. It was small talk. He told me his age. He had two daughters. He told me he was looking for a relationship in the long run. I asked why his profile said straight. He said he was not out and not ready to be out as far as sexuality." It was also reported that Watts was having an affair with a woman at his workplace.
"We had many conversations," the caller continued. "I asked him to make sure he's not bisexual cause he had two children. He told me he didn't know. At that moment he was attracted to me as a male." The shocking allegations also claim that the man had spent time with the Watts family and even had a sexual relationship with Chris. The caller said that Watts had lied about his relationship status and had also convinced him that he (Watts) and his wife "didn't have sex anymore."
An unidentified man told HLN's Ashley Banfield that he had a sexual relationship with alleged triple-murderer Chris Watts, calling him "one of the most gentle people I've ever met." Details: https://t.co/sbMFAO03MB pic.twitter.com/XkNQBjuZlx— Law & Crime (@lawcrimenews) August 29, 2018
"Bella made a comment… She asked if she could sleep with him and mommy. That's how I found out he was married. I asked why he lied to me. He told me he knew he wouldn't have a chance with me if he told me he was married. He told me what I wanted to hear. He knew I had good morals," the anonymous caller said. He also claimed that Watts had said his spouse was "verbally and emotionally abusive" and that "he didn't love her and she didn't love him."
"I knew something was wrong at home. If nothing was wrong, he wouldn't have pursued me," the caller continued. He also shared that his alleged lover was not happy at the time and there is the possibility of him saying "what I wanted to hear." He told Banfield that he was not sure about whether Chris had killed his family or not.
"Sociopaths can easily lead two different lives and different emotions," he continued. Despite whether Chris admits to being guilty or innocent, the caller stated that he would want him to be locked up regardless. "I hope he gets convicted and I hope he stays in prison for the rest of his life," the caller continued.