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Dr. Phil to Interview Alleged Girlfriend Hoaxer - Watch it on NC7

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

NEW YORK (AP) -- Dr. Phil McGraw has booked the first on-camera interview with the man who allegedly concocted the girlfriend hoax that ensnared Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o.

A "Dr. Phil Show" spokesperson confirmed on Friday the interview with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the man accused of creating an online persona of a nonexistent woman who Te'o said he fell for without ever meeting face-to-face.

The ruse was uncovered last week by Deadspin.com, which reported that Tuiasosopo created the woman, named Lennay Kekua, who then supposedly died last September.

No further details of the "Dr. Phil" interview, including its airdate, were announced. We'll be sure to keep you posted here at wsaw.com. You can watch Dr. Phil weekdays on NewsChannel 7 at 3 p.m.


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