Dr. Phil interviews Manti Te’o duper Ronaiah Tuiasosopo
CA, United States (4E Sports) – Dr. Phil McGraw has interviewed the California man who allegedly is behind the Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax.
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo is alleged to have created a fictional person named Lennay Kekua with whom Te’o engaged in an extended relationship via phone and social media without ever meeting in person.
He used the photo of Southern California woman, Diane O’Meara, as the face of Kekua.
Te’o, the former Notre Dame all-American linebacker and Heisman Trophy finalist, had been told she had died of leukemia in September but received a phone call Dec. 6 saying that she was alive.
He did not reveal that call nor the fact that she did not exist until Deadspin.com reported their relationship was a hoax Jan 16.
The broadcast will be aired at a later time, according to a CBS spokesperson