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Te'o Hoaxer: I Was in Love With Te'o

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo gives first interview to Dr. Phil

(Newser) - Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the 22-year-old man behind Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend, gave his first interview to Dr. Phil McGraw, and explained his motivation for continuing the hoax: love. Tuiasosopo revealed to McGraw that he "fell deeply, romantically in love" with Te'o, McGraw said in a preview of... More »

Actually, That Was a Woman Talking to Te'o

Tuiasosopo family recognizes voice of cousin Tino

(Newser) - Surprised at how womanly the voice of Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend sounded? Well, that's because it actually was a woman doing the talking, the New York Post reports. Earlier reports pinned the phone calls on Ronaiah Tuiasosopo , but now multiple members of the Tuiasosopo family tell the... More »

Hear the Voice of Manti Te'o's 'Girlfriend'

He releases three voicemails to Katie Couric, denies he's gay

(Newser) - The latest twist in the Manti Te'o saga is that he spoke on the phone for hundreds of hours with a man posing as his non-existent girlfriend. Now Te'o has released three voicemails to Katie Couric's show , and you can grade the apparent falsetto yourself. The voice... More »

Te'o Spent Hours on Phone With Guy Playing His 'Girlfriend'

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo's lawyer says he affected a female voice

(Newser) - You probably didn't think this was possible, but the Manti Te'o story just got even weirder. A source close to Te'o has given ESPN phone records that appear to indicate that Te'o did indeed spend hours on the phone with someone he thought was Lennay Kekua—... More »

Manti Te'o: 'I Wasn't Part of This'

Notre Dame star says he was a victim of girlfriend hoax

(Newser) - Manti Te'o has broken his silence over the dead girlfriend hoax , and he insists to ESPN that he was a victim the whole time: "I wasn't faking," he says. "I wasn't part of this." The Notre Dame star says he didn't know... More »

Hoaxster's Friend: Manti Te'o 'Was a Victim'

But questions far from answered about football star's role

(Newser) - Factor this into the Manti Te'o riddle: A friend of the man thought to have engineered the hoax says Te'o had nothing to do with it. "He told me that Manti was not involved at all, he was a victim," the unidentified young woman tells ESPN... More »

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