Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the alleged ring leader of the Manti Te'o fake girlfriend hoax, will get his first on-camera interview with Dr. Phil, according to TMZ.
Tuiasosopo met with Dr. Phil on Thursday in Los Angeles, and the interview is expected to air next week, according to the report. The two reportedly watched Te'o's interview with Katie Couric. Sources told TMZ that the face-to-face between Tuiasosopo and Dr. Phil is "emotional and deep."
Earlier Friday, the woman who unknowingly was the face of Te'o's fake girlfriend said Tuiasosopo had confessed to her that he was the mastermind behind the ruse.
Diane O'Meara is the woman whose pictures were used to make an online profile of Kekua, the fake person who Te'o said he fell for without meeting in person. O'Meara said Ronaiah Tuiasosopo told her that he created the hoax and wanted to end it before Kekua ''died'' in September, but Te'o wanted the relationship with Kekua to continue.
O'Meara spoke with The Associated Press by phone ...