Source: The Blaze
Marilou Danley, the girlfriend of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, returned from the Philippines on Tuesday night and was interviewed by the FBI on Wednesday. She released a statement to the media shortly afterward.
What Danley said
Danley was in the Philippines because Paddock bought her a ticket to go visit family. “I was grateful, but honestly, I was worried, that first, the unexpected trip home, and then the money, was a way of breaking up with me. It never occurred to me in any way whatsoever that he was planning violence against anyone.”
The $100,000 Paddock wired to the Philippines was to help Danley and her family purchase a home. Paddock reportedly wired the money shortly before the shooting took place.
Danley claims no knowledge of anything that indicated Paddock was about to commit any act of violence. “I knew Stephen Paddock as a kind, caring, quiet man. He never said anything to me or took any action that I was aware of that I understood in any way to be a warning that something horrible like this was going to happen.”
The full statement
“I am devastated by the deaths and injuries that have occurred and my prayers go out to the victims and their families and all those who have been hurt by these awful events.
I have faith in God and I will continue to pray for everyone who has been harmed or hurt. I am a mother and grandmother and my heart breaks for all who have lost loved ones.
I knew Stephen Paddock as a kind, caring, quiet man. I loved him and hoped for a quiet future together with him.
He never said anything to me or took any action that I was aware of that I understood in any way to be a warning that something horrible like this was going to happen.
A little more than two weeks ago, Stephen told me he found a cheap ticket for me to the Philippines and that he wanted me to take a trip home to see my family.
Like all Filipinos abroad, I was excited to go home and see family and friends. While there, he wired me money, which he said was for me to buy a house for me and my family.
I was grateful, but honestly, I was worried that first the unexpected trip home and then the money was a way of breaking up with me.
It never occurred to me in any way whatsoever that he was planning violence against anyone.
I have not made a statement until now because I have been cooperating with the authorities. I voluntarily flew back to America because I know that the FBI and the Las Vegas Police Department wanted to talk to me and I wanted to talk to them.
I will cooperate fully with their investigation. Anything I can do to help ease suffering and help in any way, I will do. Please respect my privacy and my family’s privacy.”