Tyrant’s son Al-Saadi Gaddafi threw his best friend in jail for turning down his gay advances.
Reda Thawargi said he was locked up for two and-a-half years before he was released and Saadi begged him for his support to quell the uprising.
Rebels who raided married Saadi’s opulent mansion this week found gay porn DVDs in his office. The sprawling property near Tripoli has its own football pitch and outside disco, as well as an outhouse with three cell-like rooms and a caged building where Saadi is said to have set dogs on people who displeased him.
Reda said: “Saadi is gay. He tried to have sex with me but I refused. I only like girls. So he threw me in military jail.”
Reda was a close friend of the dictator’s son for 13 years.
They both played football for Tripoli’s Al Ahli football club and spent two years together in Italy drinking and partying.
However, Saadi became infuriated by Reda’s refusal to sleep with him and put him on trial in a Libyan court – but without a specific charge. Reda said: “The judge told me, ‘if Saadi says you have done wrong, then you must go to prison’.”
He was eventually freed in February.
Reda added: “When the uprising began Saadi called me to ask me to go on state TV to support him because of my fame as a footballer. I refused and hid away.
“I want to be the first to punch him now. If you find him, tell me.”