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Ronaiah Tuiasosopo

Gives Tearful Apology

'I Hurt Everyday'

2/1/2013 1:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Ronaiah Tuiasosopo
broke down crying to Dr. Phil as he tried to apologize for the Manti Te'o girlfriend hoax ... saying he "hurts every day" for the decisions he's made.

Tuiasosopo expressed his regret for the entire ordeal, telling Dr. Phil, "I can't express how sorry I am towards Manti and his family and everyone affected by this."

As for why he came on the show, Tuiasosopo said, "I came here to own up to my involvement in what I've done. I am not seeking everyone's forgiveness ... I stand with courage to say I'm very sorry."

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46.

erika    

He is / was in the closest. Manti is in the closest. They are both mental cases. We get it and dont care anymore so just STFU,

526 days ago
47.

BellaJ    

I'm really over this story. We get it he's gay. Moving on...!

526 days ago
48.

mya89    

Does he hurt when he's beating off to gay porn?

526 days ago
49.

DeeMaree    

I can't help it. I just feel sorry for this guy. Even his family not protecting him from Dr Phil seems like further harm being done to him. Someone better get him to a good counselor or he will be killing himself because he couldn't reconcile being gay with the religious and moral teachings he has had. Not to mention his rape and sexual abuse. This entire story is just sad and sick.

526 days ago
50.

MikeD    

Enough already - geeze

526 days ago
51.

Vernon P. Alarcon    

4. when will Harvey apologize for showering us with his gay ways every day. She has never even tried to use her manly voice and Dax and Max kiss Harveys sax......

526 days ago
52.

J.E.B.    

If this ridiculous clown "hurts every day", it's only because he GOT CAUGHT, and is now a national disgrace and laughingstock.

526 days ago
53.

Diamond Goddess!    

Well, I watched this and got hooked like a TROOOUUT!!!
(LOLs!)
Seriously, I believed every word of it.
Both sets of parents seem too genuinely devastated for all of this to be bull.
(Plus, who'd admit to being butt-raped as a kid were it not true?)
Ronaiah needs help, and is probably not really gay, just VERY traumatized.
All of this coming out was probably the best thing that could have happened so he deals with it.

526 days ago
54.

HoTMZ    

Well I for one forgive him. I hope he can try to not be so hard on himself. He can't help who he falls in love with. At least he has the courage to come clean about everything. It must be so hard to face everyone not to mention family and friends. I hope they give him the support he needs during this difficult time not to mention his heart is broken :(

526 days ago
55.

Kelly    

He is looking for fame and money, seems like now people get famous for the most stupidest reasons, heck there is even hit shows for famous peoples ex's, sports spouses, etc.. If he would lie and deceive once, are we suppose to fall for it again? Enough already, who cares

525 days ago
56.

Spicy mag    

This story was never interesting. Hope this guy and the voice of Elmo jump off a bridge together,

525 days ago
57.

Anthony Wa    

STOP WITH THIS DOUCHEBAG ALREADY!

No one gives a crap any more -- enough ... you;re giving this fool exactly what he wanted ... fame.

525 days ago
58.

bigchapp    

what a ***....

525 days ago
59.

scandal@ungibungi.com    

Oh how I wish this guy would just shut up about it already..... freaky!

524 days ago
60.

Mrugowsky    

Just a scam and a bunch of unpronounceable names. Yawn.

514 days ago
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