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Te'o's fake girlfriend is a man

  • Hoaxster's attorney admits his client duped Nortre Dame football player
  • Manti Te'o had an online relationship with someone he believed was a woman suffering from Leukemia

A shocking revelation in the already strange Manti Te'o story.  The woman Te’o now says he never met, but talked with online and on the phone, was really a man named Ronaiah Tuiasosopo!

Tuiasosopo’s lawyer says he was pretending to be a woman named Lennay Kekua. two voice mail recordings of Tuiasosopo imitating a women were played during Te'o's hourlong interview with Katie Couric

We found a clip of Tuiasosopo on YouTube in which he talks in his normal voice. Listen for yourself:

Tuiasosopo's lawyer, Milton Grimes, told the New York Daily News his client had "dramatic voice training" and is seeing a mental health professional.  Grimes says Tuiasosopo wants to tell his side of the story.

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