Posts tagged "manti teo"

Manti Te’o’s Catfisher, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, Comes Out To Dr. Phil …Kind Of

This Thursday and Friday, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the man who confessed to “catfishing” Manti Te’o, will appear on “Dr. Phil” to talk about the hoax. Dr. Phil appeared on”The Today Show” this morning to discuss the interview and said that when he asked Tuiasosopo why he posed as Lennay Kekua, he attributed it to romantic feeling…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 30, 2013

Tino Tiuososopo Is Supposedly The Voice Of Manti T’eo’s Fake Girlfriend, Lennay Kekua

Is Tino Tiuososopo — cousin of hoaxster Ronaiah Tiuososopo — the person who Manti T’eo was speaking with when he thought he was talking to his imaginary girlfriend, Lennay Kekua? Tino Tiuososopo is supposedly in her 20s, lives in American Samoa, and works for a construction company. [New York Post]
Kris Humphries has rejected…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 25, 2013

Katie Couric Gives Manti Te’o A Hard Time In First Televised Interview Since Catfish Scandal Broke

Gotta say, props to Katie Couric for not messin’ around in her exclusive interview with Notre Dame football player Manti Te’o. Te’o had a much publicized sob story about losing both his grandmother and his girlfriend on the same day, but it was recently revealed on Deadspin that his girlfriend Lennay did not exist and…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 25, 2013

Notre Dame Finds Fake Dead Woman Easier To Talk About Than Real Dead Woman

As many have noted, the mass hysteria over Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o’s fake, dead girlfriend makes now a good time to remember Lizzy Seeberg, the real woman who committed suicide after reporting her sexual assault by another Notre Dame player in 2010. Speaking with Melinda Henneberger, who covered the case for the National

By: NYMag.com / January 17, 2013

5 Easy Tips To Avoid Getting “Catfished” Like Manti Te’o

Even if you know nothing about sports (ME!), you are now familiar with the name Manti Te’o, linebacker for Notre Dame. Yesterday, Deadspin published a piece exposing Te’o’s girlfriend’s death as a hoax. Not just her death, but her existence. Lennay Kekua was never born, never attended Stanford, never got in a serious car wreck,…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 17, 2013

Notre Dame Star Manti Te’o’s Uplifting Story Was A Hoax

Sports website Deadspin has uncovered a doozy of a scoop in the world of college football: This year’s inspirational tale of woe about Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o looks to be an elaborate hoax. All season, fans heard how Te’o drew inspiration from girlfriend Lennay Kekua, who died of leukemia. Except Lennay Kekua never existed, despite countle…

By: Newser / January 17, 2013