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Monday, 21 January 2013 00:13

Teos alleged hoaxer obtains a lawyer

ANTELOPE VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the alleged hoaxer Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o says invented his Internet girlfriend, has obtained a lawyer, his family said.

Peter "Navy" Tuiasosopo, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo's uncle, said a member of the family would be giving an interview later this week.

"The family is strong," he said Sunday. "The family will stay together."

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo's father, Pastor Titus Tuiasosopo, thanked his Antelope Valley, Calif., congregation for its support.

"I want to thank you for your prayers, church family," he said. "I love you. Thank you for being here."

Te'o's public image soared late last year as he led Notre Dame to the national college football title game, but his story took a strange twist when deadspin.com reported his girlfriend -- who he said had died of leukemia during the season -- apparently never existed.

Te'o told ESPN the girlfriend turned out to be the product of the imagination and cyber machinations of Ronaiah Tuiasosopo of Palmdale, who allegedly created Lennay Kekua's persona using Twitter, digital photos and cellphones.
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Wednesday, 30 January 2013 07:03

Alleged hoaxer says he loves Teo

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The alleged mastermind behind the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, said in an ABC interview he was in love with the Notre Dame standout.

Dr. Phil McGraw said he and Tuiasosopo watched Te'o's interview Jan. 24 with ABC News' Katie Couric on Jan. 24 and then sat down for their own interview. ABC said the interview will be broadcast Thursday and Friday.

"Here we have a young man that fell deeply, romantically in love," Dr. Phil McGraw told NBC's "Today." "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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Monday, 21 January 2013 00:13

Teos alleged hoaxer obtains a lawyer

ANTELOPE VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the alleged hoaxer Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o says invented his Internet girlfriend, has obtained a lawyer, his family said.

Peter "Navy" Tuiasosopo, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo's uncle, said a member of the family would be giving an interview later this week.

"The family is strong," he said Sunday. "The family will stay together."

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo's father, Pastor Titus Tuiasosopo, thanked his Antelope Valley, Calif., congregation for its support.

"I want to thank you for your prayers, church family," he said. "I love you. Thank you for being here."

Te'o's public image soared late last year as he led Notre Dame to the national college football title game, but his story took a strange twist when deadspin.com reported his girlfriend -- who he said had died of leukemia during the season -- apparently never existed.

Te'o told ESPN the girlfriend turned out to be the product of the imagination and cyber machinations of Ronaiah Tuiasosopo of Palmdale, who allegedly created Lennay Kekua's persona using Twitter, digital photos and cellphones.
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Wednesday, 30 January 2013 07:03

Alleged hoaxer says he loves Teo

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The alleged mastermind behind the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, said in an ABC interview he was in love with the Notre Dame standout.

Dr. Phil McGraw said he and Tuiasosopo watched Te'o's interview Jan. 24 with ABC News' Katie Couric on Jan. 24 and then sat down for their own interview. ABC said the interview will be broadcast Thursday and Friday.

"Here we have a young man that fell deeply, romantically in love," Dr. Phil McGraw told NBC's "Today." "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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Monday, 21 January 2013 00:13

Teos alleged hoaxer obtains a lawyer

ANTELOPE VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the alleged hoaxer Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o says invented his Internet girlfriend, has obtained a lawyer, his family said.

Peter "Navy" Tuiasosopo, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo's uncle, said a member of the family would be giving an interview later this week.

"The family is strong," he said Sunday. "The family will stay together."

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo's father, Pastor Titus Tuiasosopo, thanked his Antelope Valley, Calif., congregation for its support.

"I want to thank you for your prayers, church family," he said. "I love you. Thank you for being here."

Te'o's public image soared late last year as he led Notre Dame to the national college football title game, but his story took a strange twist when deadspin.com reported his girlfriend -- who he said had died of leukemia during the season -- apparently never existed.

Te'o told ESPN the girlfriend turned out to be the product of the imagination and cyber machinations of Ronaiah Tuiasosopo of Palmdale, who allegedly created Lennay Kekua's persona using Twitter, digital photos and cellphones.
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Wednesday, 30 January 2013 07:03

Alleged hoaxer says he loves Teo

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The alleged mastermind behind the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, said in an ABC interview he was in love with the Notre Dame standout.

Dr. Phil McGraw said he and Tuiasosopo watched Te'o's interview Jan. 24 with ABC News' Katie Couric on Jan. 24 and then sat down for their own interview. ABC said the interview will be broadcast Thursday and Friday.

"Here we have a young man that fell deeply, romantically in love," Dr. Phil McGraw told NBC's "Today." "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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Monday, 21 January 2013 00:13

Teos alleged hoaxer obtains a lawyer

ANTELOPE VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the alleged hoaxer Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o says invented his Internet girlfriend, has obtained a lawyer, his family said.

Peter "Navy" Tuiasosopo, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo's uncle, said a member of the family would be giving an interview later this week.

"The family is strong," he said Sunday. "The family will stay together."

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo's father, Pastor Titus Tuiasosopo, thanked his Antelope Valley, Calif., congregation for its support.

"I want to thank you for your prayers, church family," he said. "I love you. Thank you for being here."

Te'o's public image soared late last year as he led Notre Dame to the national college football title game, but his story took a strange twist when deadspin.com reported his girlfriend -- who he said had died of leukemia during the season -- apparently never existed.

Te'o told ESPN the girlfriend turned out to be the product of the imagination and cyber machinations of Ronaiah Tuiasosopo of Palmdale, who allegedly created Lennay Kekua's persona using Twitter, digital photos and cellphones.
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Wednesday, 30 January 2013 07:03

Alleged hoaxer says he loves Teo

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The alleged mastermind behind the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, said in an ABC interview he was in love with the Notre Dame standout.

Dr. Phil McGraw said he and Tuiasosopo watched Te'o's interview Jan. 24 with ABC News' Katie Couric on Jan. 24 and then sat down for their own interview. ABC said the interview will be broadcast Thursday and Friday.

"Here we have a young man that fell deeply, romantically in love," Dr. Phil McGraw told NBC's "Today." "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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Monday, 21 January 2013 00:13

Teos alleged hoaxer obtains a lawyer

ANTELOPE VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the alleged hoaxer Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o says invented his Internet girlfriend, has obtained a lawyer, his family said.

Peter "Navy" Tuiasosopo, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo's uncle, said a member of the family would be giving an interview later this week.

"The family is strong," he said Sunday. "The family will stay together."

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo's father, Pastor Titus Tuiasosopo, thanked his Antelope Valley, Calif., congregation for its support.

"I want to thank you for your prayers, church family," he said. "I love you. Thank you for being here."

Te'o's public image soared late last year as he led Notre Dame to the national college football title game, but his story took a strange twist when deadspin.com reported his girlfriend -- who he said had died of leukemia during the season -- apparently never existed.

Te'o told ESPN the girlfriend turned out to be the product of the imagination and cyber machinations of Ronaiah Tuiasosopo of Palmdale, who allegedly created Lennay Kekua's persona using Twitter, digital photos and cellphones.
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Wednesday, 30 January 2013 07:03

Alleged hoaxer says he loves Teo

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The alleged mastermind behind the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, said in an ABC interview he was in love with the Notre Dame standout.

Dr. Phil McGraw said he and Tuiasosopo watched Te'o's interview Jan. 24 with ABC News' Katie Couric on Jan. 24 and then sat down for their own interview. ABC said the interview will be broadcast Thursday and Friday.

"Here we have a young man that fell deeply, romantically in love," Dr. Phil McGraw told NBC's "Today." "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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