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Dr. Phil's production company is suing Gawker Media over its use of an interview with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the man behind the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax.

Doctor Phil Photo

The suit claims the company, via its sports blog Deadspin, posted the best parts of the interview online before it had aired in the majority of Dr. Phil markets.

The lawsuit also criticizes the entire "system" of content aggregation.

"A remora is a fish, sometimes called a suckerfish, which attaches itself to other fish like sharks," reads the legal complaint filed this week in Texas.

"The host fish gains nothing from the relationship but the remora is enriched by obtaining benefits (usually food and transportation) from the host."

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According to a new report, Alexandra del Pilar dated Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o for a couple months toward the end of last year.

And get this: she actually exists!

Alexandra del Pilar and Manti Te'o

TMZ has uncovered evidence, in the form of anonymous quotes; Twitter posts; and, most damning of all, photos, that make it appear as if Te'o struck up a relationship with del Pilar - a 21-year old student at St. Mary's College in Indiana - some time in mid-November.

Why is this significant?

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by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Well, this was inevitable.

With the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax going viral, online users across Twitter and other social media networks have taken up Te'oing, a play on Tebowing - and Kaepernicking - that features individuals posing with... well, nobody.

To wit:

Te'oing

Te'o is expected to address the media later this afternoon and give his side of what has grown into a surreal story.

Did he play any role in inventing Lennay Kekua as his girlfriend? Was he completely duped by Internet idiots who "Catfished" him online? Might he be gay and used this story as an alibi?

So many questions. So many confusing answers no matter where the truth lies.

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Information continues to spill out and new details will undoubtedly develop in the coming days, but this much we know is true:

There was never any Manti Te'o girlfriend. Whether this Notre Dame linebacker was in on the most startling death hoax ever perpetuated, or whether he really was a victim, remains to be determined.

But Lennay Kekua never existed.

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Manti Te'o has spoken out about the Lennay Kekua death hoax, as it's now been verified that the Notre Dame linebacker was never dating a Stanford student by that name last year.

But the Heisman Trophy finalist is denying reports that he played a role in duping America, instead releasing a statement that says he fell victim to someone on the Internet.

Manti Te'o statement

"This is incredibly embarrassing to talk about, but over an extended period of time, I developed an emotional relationship with a woman I met online. We maintained what I thought to be an authentic relationship by communicating frequently online and on the phone, and I grew to care deeply about her," Te'o said.

"To realize that I was the victim of what was apparently someone's sick joke and constant lies was, and is, painful and humiliating.

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In one of the stranger, more elaborate death hoaxes to hit the Internet and way beyond, a new report suggests Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te’o's girlfriend did not die this year, as had been previously reported.

In fact, she never even existed.

Some quick background:

Fake Twitter Photo
  • Te’o was a Heisman Trophy finalist who led Notre Dame to an undefeated regular season.
  • On September 12, news broke that his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, passed away from leukemia. The story became national news three days later after Te’o starred in an Irish victory and said Kekua encouraged him to play.
  • Kekua's funeral took place on September 22, with Te’o not in attendance and with the above message displayed across television screens, supposedly proving that this was in accordance with his late girlfriend's wishes.

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