Manti Te’o Hoaxster: “Just Let This Go”

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tuiasosopo692The man behind the Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax now says he ended the prolonged duping of the Notre Dame football star because he needed to get on with his own life.

In the second of two interview segments on the “Dr. Phil” TV show, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo said the hoax initially had everything to do with his escaping from real life.

Tuiasosopo claims that beginning when he was 12 years old, he was repeatedly molested by one of his father’s friends.

But even though he admits to having played Te’o for the fool for the duration of the hoax, Tuiasosopo now claims that he fell in love with Te’o.

Still, Tuiasosopo came to the realization that he had to end the so-called ‘relationship’ because he needed to deal with his own real-life reality.

During the interview, Dr. Phil also had Tuiasosopo speak in the voice he had been using to trick Te’o over the phone.

And Dr. Phil asked Tuiasosopo if he is gay.  Tuiasosopo responded in the affirmative, but also said that he is sexually confused.

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