Man Behind Manti Te'o Hoax Speaks Out: "I Loved Him!"
On Wednesday morning's Today, viewers got a sneak peek of the sit-down that will air on Thursday and Friday. Dr. Phil spoke with Today's Mike Taibbi and said that there was no doubt that Tuiasosopo was deeply in love with Te'o, but is confused about his sexuality. Dr. Phil also said that Tuiasosopo made it clear that Te'o had no idea his girlfriend Lennay was really a man impersonating her.
Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, says he wanted the relationship to end.
"I wanted to end it because after everything I had gone through I finally realized I had to move on with my life and ... I had to start living and let this go," he told Dr. Phil in his first interview. "There are many times when Manti and Lennay had broken up, but something would bring them back together, whether it was something going on in his life or Lennay's life, in this case, my life."
|by Anonymous||reply 30||02/04/2013|
Apparently he's a recovering homosexual or at least trying to be.
"You've heard of recovering drug addicts? It takes a lot of courage to stand and say that," he(Ronaiah tuiasosopo) said. "To recover from homosexuality and this type of thing. Not only that, coming back to your real life, as hard as a task as that is I'm going to do all that I can to live right."
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/31/2013|
Now I just feel sorry for him.
He is obviously a sad, self-loathing closet case who is fucked up because of religion
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/31/2013|
These people that push the heterosexual agenda are the ruination of American individualism.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/31/2013|
Perhaps Tuiasosopo's issue is not his sexuality, but his gender.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/31/2013|
Is Manti still "far from gay?"
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/31/2013|
There's a great novel waiting to be written about this.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/31/2013|
So, R9, what you are trying to say is that they are so spiritually oriented and sustained by their family ties that they resorted to the cyber world for emotional fulfillment from a faked relationship? I see it worked out well for both.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/31/2013|
[italic]"Whatever the true story is - these are two commendable young men..."[/italic]
They're both liars!!! How is that "commendable" R9?
[italic]"The public needs to stop feeding into the media's need to report on deviant behavior..."[/italic]
They are admitted liars. The football player played up his fake relationship to the media. The media would have ignored him if he didn't feed them a bunch of lies about his fake girlfriend.
I feel sorry for the pathetic Fundie frau at R9. The poor thing was probably home schooled by a parent who never got beyond 6th grade.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/31/2013|
[quote]Whatever the true story is - these are two commendable young men with their lives ahead of them.
And where else would their lives be, punkin?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/31/2013|
Please - this is more bullshit. "Official" story my ass.
This just gets more and more strange. I don't believe it for a second.
That guy's voice is too deep to impersonate a girl really well.
He must have been paid a lot from Dr. Phil and is totally supporting Teo.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/31/2013|
You're not too bright are you R14. Anyone with a brain knows that on part 2 of Phil's show, the guy will admit that it wasn't his voice, but a friend's.
You're probably right however about him getting a nice paycheck.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/01/2013|
[quote]Anyone with a brain knows that on part 2 of Phil's show, the guy will admit that it wasn't his voice, but a friend's.
That still doesn't jibe with Teo saying he and the girl were sometimes on the phone for ten or twelve hours at a time, sometimes five days a week. There's a while lot of lyin' goin' on from all sides.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/01/2013|
It is very possible that it was really his voice. It is a fact that he is a singer. Many singers are able to do amazing things with their voices. I know a guy would could imitate anyone from Homer Simpson to a teenage girl and sound dead on. So, it is possible.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/01/2013|
Oprah should have done this interview.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||02/01/2013|
"I don't know how to love him, What to do, how to move him. I've been changed, yes, really changed..."
|by Anonymous||reply 19||02/01/2013|
The Samoans, like the Japanese, are a sneaky, crafty people. Do not believe anything this freak is saying, including the child abuse. There are deeper levels to this onion-like story. Watch...
|by Anonymous||reply 20||02/01/2013|
This story is just so strange. I bet they make tv movie out of it. Well if they can. I'm sure ND would like it all to just go away.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||02/01/2013|
I think he loves Te'o enough to take the fall for him.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||02/01/2013|
So basically this is just a real-life episode of "Catfish." Te'o is a 'mo!
|by Anonymous||reply 24||02/01/2013|
I bet this bitch collected some awesome cellphone dick pics!
|by Anonymous||reply 25||02/01/2013|
I think Notre Dame is paying him to take the fall. They want to keep their football team free from any gay accusations.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||02/01/2013|
Why is it taking so long to get the real story? Is everyone afraid to say, "Manti, you're a liar,"?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||02/03/2013|
Don't expect the media to dig out the real story, R29. The sports media is like the entertainment media, more concerned with keeping the fans buying the product than in finding out the truth. In this case, they'll see inning Te'o as being best for the sport.
Seriously, has anyone ever seen a sports media outlet do serious research about an active player's private life?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||02/04/2013|