The story of manti te'o, the football story whose girlfriend never really existed points to something new in our changing world. Not just a little deception, but a cruel and humiliating charade made possible by the digital age. Abc's dan harris has more on the latest discrepancies. There are some reports that the girl who apparently so enraptured mant eight te'o was not a girl at all, but still a young man.
There are a lot of open questions about this case. But what we do know, romantic deception in the age of the internet is rampant. You fill in love with a blonde named abbey, but it was really this girl.
Pretty much all of it was, you know, me. A muscle man named scorpio turned out to be this guy. I'm not sure what I was thinking. And the chiselled jaw of jamieson king grabbed the heart of a girl named sunny it's called being a catfish. The word comes from a documentary about this well educated photographer from new york city for months thought he found the love of his life online.
Until he learned megan was actually angela. Angela had a couple of cellphones so that he would get calls from different people. Sometimes that's all it takes to believe in the whole world. He directed the movie which has become an mtv show. The internet gives us a lot of new tools.
But at the root of it is the same thing. The root of that has been the same for centuries, just sort of loneliness and a need to connect. He and his brother have been watching the manti te'o case with keen interest.
Today it's been reported his girlfriend was texting him and calling him before every game, was in touch with friends and teammates. Manyfish are cereal offenders, as was the case with jamieson king. We're looking for jamieson. Sunny learned, it was this woman who the show says had a series of victims over four years.
As for manti te'o, we have not heard from him. A source says they want him to speak out publicly, but the ball is in his court. The curious case of a Notre Dame football star and his fake online girlfriend. Best deals for Father's Day gifts Now Playing: Police-involved shooting on busy San Francisco street Now Playing: Toddlers crawl into outdoor pool Now Playing: Last-minute gifts for Father's Day Now Playing: Two riders plunge to ground after roller coaster derails Now Playing: Two Kansas sheriffs killed while transporting inmates Now Playing: Midwest temperatures to reach dangerous levels Now Playing: Infant saved from drowning after climbing into pool Now Playing: Woman on moving on after surviving attack that left her with brain trauma: Part 6 Now Playing: Suspect's mom says no evidence her son was inside home during shovel attack: Part 5 Now Playing: DNA match links man to near-fatal shovel attack: Part 4 Now Playing: Attack survivor undergoes hypnosis to remember details about assault: Part 3 Now Playing: Woman makes miraculous recovery after near-fatal shovel attack: Part 2 Now Playing: Mom discovers daughter brutally attacked by man with shovel: Part 1 Now Playing: Road to Change rall Now Playing: