CBS2-Header-Logo WFAN 1010WINS WCBS tiny WLNYLogo

Catfish

Manti Te'o (credit: J. Meric/Getty Images)

Mastermind Behind Manti Te’o Hoax: I Was Molested As A Child

The man who said he tricked Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o into falling for a fake woman he created online claims that the hoax had “everything to do” with escaping from real life because he had been molested as a child.

02/01/2013

Manti Te'o (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Ronaiah Tuiasosopo To Dr. Phil: I Was The Voice Of Lennay Kekua

Tuiasosopo said he was the voice of Kekua but initially refused to recreate it when pressed by McGraw. He eventually agreed to do the voice behind a privacy screen, something McGraw promised to show during part two of the interview on Friday.

01/31/2013

Manti Te'o (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

Dr. Phil: Tuiasosopo ‘Fell Deeply, Romantically In Love’ With Te’o

“I asked him straight up, ‘Was this a romantic relationship with you?’” Dr. Phil McGraw said Wednesday. “And he says ‘Yes.’”

01/30/2013

(credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Report: Tuiasosopo Was On Other End Of Te’o’s Calls To ‘Kekua’

While Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o thought he was talking with girlfriend “Lennay Kekua” for hours on end, he was actually on the phone with his male hoaxer, Ronaiah Tuiasosopo’s lawyer told the New York Daily News.

01/24/2013

(credit: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Manti Te’o Admits To Lying About Girlfriend In Dec.; Flowers Sent To ‘Funeral’?

Pressed by Katie Couric to admit that he was in on the deception, Te’o said he believed that his girlfriend Lennay Kekua had died of cancer and didn’t lie about it until December.

01/23/2013

Manti Te'o (credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Report: Tuiasosopo Admitted Hoaxing Manti Te’o To Friend

“(Tuiasosopo) told me that Manti was not involved at all, (that) he was a victim,” an unnamed woman said in a report. “The girlfriend was a lie, the accident was a lie, the leukemia was a lie. He was crying, he was literally crying.”

01/18/2013

Manti Te'o (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) and "Catfish" T-shirt (credit: CrosstownNY.com)

‘Catfish’ Star Nev Schulman Dives Into Manti Te’o Case

“I am working on finding out more about this @MTeo_5 #Catfish story. I have been in contact with the woman involved and will get the truth,” Schulman tweeted.

01/17/2013

(credit: Twitter user @mattfedy)

‘Te’oing’ Trend Lights Up The Internet As Hoax Story Unfolds

Talk about fantasy football. The Internet is ablaze Thursday morning with pictures of folks putting their arms around their invisible, non-existent girlfriend.

01/17/2013

(credit: CBS 2)

2 In The Kitchen: Chef Jesse Jones Cooks Up Southern Fried Catfish

Chef Jesse Jones stopped by the CBS 2 studios to cook up more of his extreme comfort food.

10/19/2012

(credit: Alex Denis/CBS 2)

2 In The Kitchen: Tinga‚Äôs Blackened Catfish Tacos

Tinga Taqueria in Millburn, NJ was devastated by Irene one year ago. After nearly one year, they are reopened and better than ever! Check out this recipe for their blackened catfish tacos.

08/28/2012