Not to be outdone by Oprah for her interview with Lance Armstrong, Katie Couric is having a sitdown with the OTHER notorious alleged liar, Manti Te’o!
According to HollywoodLife.com, Notre Dame football star, Manti Te’o, will sit down with Katie Couric for his first on-camera interview on Jan. 24 to tell the his side of the girlfriend hoax story.
Manti Te’o, along with his parents Brian and Ottilia Te’o, will join Katie Couric in the interview that will air on Jan. 24. Te’o has become a household name after news broke that Lennay Kekua, the girl he had allegedly been dating before she passed away in September 2012, was not real.
Now the butt of countless jokes on Saturday Night Live and from Twitter users around the world, Te’o is ready to tell Couric what he knew, while the whole world watches. How exactly was he fooled by such an elaborate hoax and is he completely innocent? We will soon find out! (For the record, I think he had something to do with it….just sayin!)
In an off-camera interview with ESPN, Te’o said he got a tweet from Ronaiah Tuiasosopo admitting that he was responsible for the whole thing.”Two guys and a girl are responsible for the whole thing,” Manti said in the interview.
The identity of the second guy or girl is still unknown and while the fake girlfriend supposedly died back in September, Manti didn’t know what really happened until Ronaiah told him on Jan. 16.
This interview comes soon after Oprah‘s emotional tell-all with Lance Armstrong, where he admitted to doping. Couric will surely be taking notes from Oprah and will come out with hard-hitting questions.
Te’o said he had met Lennay and then he said he hadn’t, so hopefully the truth will come out in his first on-camera interview.