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Manti Te´o Was One of
Several Duped in Hoax

ABC News, by Matt Gutman, Alyssa Newcomb*

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Posted By:MissMolly, 1/21/2013 4:41:18 AM

The man who allegedly orchestrated the Lennay Kukua hoax on Manti Te´o may have used the character to dupe other prominent members of the community, a source told ABC News. Tessi Toluta´u, a Polynesian beauty queen, said the fake Lennay Kekua reached out to her in 2008 about entering pageants. Although Toluta´u said she believed Kekua may have fabricated some details about her life, she still believed her to be real and kept in touch with her for a period of several months. When visiting Los Angeles in 2009, Toluta´u was supposed to meet Lennay, however she failed to appear.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: ocjim, 1/21/2013 6:00:14 AM     (No. 9129353)

The guy is one sad, low information romantic.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 1/21/2013 6:13:35 AM     (No. 9129362)

As a college football fan it´s an interesting diversion but the media is hoping you don´t ask about Algeria.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/21/2013 7:28:18 AM     (No. 9129435)

Matt Gutman is the ABC News guy who aided in the Martin family´s personal injury lawyer´s perpetuation of the myth that George Zimmerman profiled and tracked down Trayvon Martin before he shot him.

This time he once again takes the side that is opposite to conventional wisdom and mounting evidence that Te´o wasn´t duped.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LouD, 1/21/2013 7:47:38 AM     (No. 9129472)

And this story is important why?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/21/2013 8:49:19 AM     (No. 9129568)

It is important because it is the exemplar of modern media malpractice.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/21/2013 8:53:16 AM     (No. 9129579)

OOPS! And disgusting Swarbrick, AD at Notre Dame says the investigator did not talk to Te´o because it wasn´t necessary?
Are you kidding me?

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