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Ronaiah Tuiasosopo

Performs 'Lennay' Voice

On 'Dr. Phil'

2/1/2013 9:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ronaiah Tuiasosopo
performed his "Lennay Kekua" voice for Dr. Phil ... re-performing the same voicemails he left for Manti Te'o ... but from behind a curtain.

Dr. Phil gave Ronaiah the curtain because Tuiasosopo said he felt uncomfortable doing it in public ... and the curtain gave him a false sense of privacy he needed to get back into character.

During the episode that airs today, Tuiasosopo not only read the voicemails ... but also called a producer for the show on the phone ... simulating the same conditions of the original voicemails he left Te'o.

Experts for the show concluded the voices were a match.  

Tuiasosopo also revealed he was molested as a child ... and says he concocted the online hoax as a way to escape from his real life.

You gotta hear all the calls.  They air on "Dr. Phil" Friday.


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Why can't people just let this go? Please. Please let it go.
I think this is just a case of a very paranoid closet case, and someone who isn't playing with a full set of cards. Sorry, but Manti is not all with it.

629 days ago


OMG when you read the headlines here, and then if you really knew what was going on, TMZ fail ! You left out very important information......Who ever covered this for your show is so UNinformed!! Watch the drphil episode first ( there are 2 of them) Then write your headlines.........It took DrPhils' experts 3 times to get a match on the voice-mails....they had to try 3 different tactics to make it work...............FAIL !!!

629 days ago


Seth MacFarlane: HIRE THIS GUY!! Or GAL!! Whatever works best for you.

629 days ago


Wow the other guy must feel really awkward when thinking about phone sex he had with this guy.

629 days ago


Fat homo. Everyone involved is gay. Including Dr. Phil."

629 days ago

Dennis D    

Sounded like Barney Frank

627 days ago
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