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.