Transcript for The Man Accused of Elaborate Te'o Prank
But first we are learning more about the man accused of carrying out that fake girlfriend hoax on manti te'o. While he tries to salvage his dignity and hopes of an nfl career, the spotlight is turning to manti te'o's -- who he accuses of carrying out the charade that lasted for years and matt gutman is where he is Reporter: Good morning, and now to create this imaginary world around manti te'o's fake girlfriend, the prankster enlisted family members, even his 9-year-old sister. We don't know what the motivation for all of this is but we do know what the inspiration may have been. His own real life. This morning new details about the alleged catfish maestro orchestrating that elaborate hoax. Spanning manti te'o's entire college career. In his interview with espn, te'o says this man, tuiasosopo confessed the woman he called the love of his life was a figment of his imagination. Three months after he killed off lennay kekua's character, he and the woman who spent countless hours on the phone with te'o acting as lennay kekua called te'o. The jig was up. Said, it's lennay and so we carried on that conversation and I just got mad and I just went on a rampage. Reporter: Lennay kekua was imaginary but tuiasosopo's script cuffed a coma in a car crash then died of leukemia mirrored his own reality. One eerie example his father hosted on facebook that his son and his band survived a horrific car accident last march and even more bizarre, at about the same time the fake lenn achay was diagnosed with leukemia. His real-life cousin was diagnosed with the disease. He had a knack for tugging at heartstrings. ♪ Carry on my wayward son ♪ during an audition for the singing competition "the voice" he reportedly came up with a sim lab sosh story about a near fatal crash that left another cousin nearly brain dead. Last night we tried to catch up with his neighbors, still reeling from the scandal. I'm so surprised like out of all the people in theld there would be a lot of people. Reporter: The voice of lennay kekua, manti te'o's girlfriend called him up revealing it was a hoax then hinted she wanted a real relationship with him. She told him her name was leia and sent him a picture which may or may not be really her. Dan, bianna? The story can't get more confusing. Bizarre. I don't understand any of it. Matt, thank you.
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