Ronaiah Tuiasosopo Performs Lennay Kekua Voice, Apologizes for Hoax

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo Performs Lennay Kekua Voice, Apologizes for Hoax

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo is very sorry - and, apparently, very skilled at sounding like a woman over the phone.

The young, troubled man behind the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax appeared yesterday on Dr. Phil and, after insisting he stand behind a curtain for a sense of privacy, performed for viewers the voice he used as Lenny Kekua in this drawn-out scheme to fool the linebacker.

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Manti Te'o Releases Lennay Kekua Voicemails

Manti Te'o Releases Lennay Kekua Voicemails

In anticipation of his interview with Katie Couric, Manti Te'o has released a trio of voicemails to the talk show host, all of which feature a female voice he believed at the time to be girlfriend Lennay Kekua.

It has since been confirmed the calls were instead made by Ronaiah Tuiasosopo.

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Manti Te'o Admits to Lie About Girlfriend, Maintains Innocence in Hoax

Manti Te'o Admits to Lie About Girlfriend, Maintains Innocence in Hoax

In a taped interview with Katie Couric, which will air tomorrow on that host's talk show, Manti Te'o admits to at least one time when he lied about the existence of his girlfriend, Lennay Kekua.

Asked by Couric whether he was in on the hoax, Te'o says no - but he did mislead reporters on two occasions after receiving a call on December 6 from someone claiming to be Kekua, who Te'o thought to have died two months earlier.