The man who says he tricked Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o into falling for a fake woman he created online claims the hoax had “everything to do” with escaping from real life because he had been molested as a child.
The 22-year-old Palmdale man who pretended to be Manti Te’o’s fake girlfriend for several years talked about his love for the Notre Dame football star in an exclusive one-on-one interview with Dr. Phil Thursday.
The person Manti Te’o says was pretending to be his online girlfriend told the Notre Dame linebacker “I love you” in voicemails that were played during his interview with Katie Couric.
Manti Te’o, the Notre Dame linebacker embroiled in a controversy involving a hoax he says he had no part in, has broken his silence.
The world knew her lovely face as Lennay Kekua, girlfriend of Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o.
Notre Dame star Manti Te’o, the alleged victim of hoax involving his dead girlfriend, is expected to address the media Thursday about the scandal.
The story captivated the nation.