After marrying someone he loved deeply, the pain of being wronged has stunned him, Pusey told Loop News in an exclusive interview on Friday.
“She put me through all this for a green card, basically,” Pusey said, adding “I never knew that while we were married, she was with another man.”
The accusation of infidelity was among a number of shocking allegations made by the Jamaica-born man - who has been living in the US for nearly three decades – against Myrie.
“After talking to other people about Shanique, I found that she had told them that our wedding was ‘business’ and I was shocked. I was in this [marriage] because I loved her,” he told Loop News.
Myrie is also being accused of second degree assault against her husband. The case is presently before the District Court of Maryland in the US. She allegedly chased her husband with a knife, kicked him in the groin and punched him on his arm. She was subsequently arrested and charged by the Maryland Police.
Myrie refuted the allegations in an earlier interview with Loop News while painting her husband as an unstable “control freak” who is making up stories to taint her in a bad light.
“He said he doesn’t know what he would do if I left him. I fixed him up. He looked like a country boy when I met him on Facebook just before I won my case. I took care of him when he met in an accident, that’s why I decided to step away from politics. He was in a bad way. This is the thanks I get,” Myrie told Loop News in April.
But Pusey contended that, contrary to what Myrie has said to the media, he was in fact the breadwinner of the household and sent wads of cash to Myrie for a more comfortable life while he worked as a medical technician.
“I sent her money every two weeks – I took care of all her living expenses because that’s what a husband does, and my love for her was real,” he asserted.
Pusey claimed that he discovered that, while he toiled for 16 hours at work, Myrie was cosy in the house and bed he paid for with another man.
“Her friends told me the truth and I confronted her. She swore that none of it was true and that the man was her brother, who I’ve never met,” Pusey said.
Pusey said his wife was very secretive, calculating and manipulative.
“She had her phone on her at all times: hidden under the bed, under her pillow, under her arm even when she was doing her makeup and I found that behaviour very suspect,” Pusey told Loop News.
“I met in an accident and she took care of me for four weeks, but when she saw the disability cheque was coming in slowly and not enough for her – that’s when she decided to run,” he added.
“In her interview she said ‘I was very controlling’ yet when we talk her tone is almost desperate,” he said.
One particular text, which Pusey shared with Loop News, reportedly shows a conversation Myrie sent to her husband by mistake: saying how after getting her green card, she was going to leave him.
Myrie, who faces a maximum sentence of 10 years if found guilty, also has a restraining order out against her as the trial resumes on Wednesday, May 4.
“If I was a controlling freak like she says, why would she ask me for her wife allowance? Why would you tell me you love me every other day we talk?” Pusey contemplated.
“I married this woman for love, I gave her all of me and she married me for two things: money and a green card,” he fumed.
“She thought I was rich because I sent her money like crazy – but what do you do when you want a better life for your partner? You do what you can,” he said.
Shanique Myrie shot to fame after she complained that she was finger raped in Barbados by a female immigration officer and locked in a filthy room before being deported back to Jamaica in March 2011.
For her ordeal, Myrie was awarded some J$4 million by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).
See Myrie's previous Loop interview below: