Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Dr. Phil: Hoax mastermind fell 'romantically in love' with Te'o

As if the Manti Te'o story couldn't get even any weirder, now Dr. Phil McGraw — who questioned Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the mastermind behind the Te'o fake girlfriend prank, in his first public interview which will air Thursday and Friday on the "Dr. Phil" show — tells NBC that he believes Tuiasosopo genuinely fell in love with the Notre Dame football star during the course of the two-year deception. "Here we have a young man that fell deeply, romantically in love," McGraw told NBC's Mike Tiabbi. "I asked him straight up, 'Was this a romantic relationship with you?' And he says yes. I said, 'Are you then therefore gay?' And he said, 'When you put it that way, yes.' And then he caught himself and said, 'I am confused.'"

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In the two-part interview with Dr. Phil, Tuiasosopo said Te'o was nothing more than an innocent victim in the Catfish hoax. "I wanted to end it because after everything I had gone through , I finally realized that I just had to move on with my life," Tuiasosopo told McGraw in the interview. McGraw told Taibbi that, after speaking with Tuaisosopo, he believes that Te'o "absolutely, unequivocally" was not involved in the hoax in any way.


  1. Doctor Phil - TV Gloryhound retard

    1. Yeah right I do not believe that he is completely innocent in all of this

  2. Sex, lies and guns are what is ruining America today, everyone is as fake as my grandmother's false teeth, such a turn off when you cannot trust people anymore.

  3. This story makes a great soap opera, i'm sure a made for TV movie in the

  4. Te'o is not the gay one- Ronaiah Tuiasosopo is!!!

  5. Hoax after Hoax after Hoax Teo just trying to save his career Joke

  6. If you had seen Teo on Katie you would know he is telling the truth. He is an innocent young man that truly believed he was talking to the love of his life. I feel so badly for him, but he speaks the truth.