The inhabitants of the small town in Hawaii where Manti Te'o grew up are supporting him after it was revealed that the story of his girlfriend and her death from leukemia were a hoax. Although many believe this is an elaborate cover-up, some are now saying that Te'o's fake girlfriend duped others.
"Paranormal Activity 3" movie director and actor Ariel Schulman told "Good Morning America" today that he thinks there may have been "a few other people duped by the fake Lennay character."
On Jan. 18, Yahoo! learned that Schulman and his brother Nev Schulman have been investigating the hoax and claim to be corresponding with various players involved. They think that there were "a lot of other people that she was corresponding with before and maybe even during her relationship [with Te'o]."
Community members said they were surprised and did not believe the Heisman Trophy finalist had invented the story. According to media reports, Te'o's alleged girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, died of leukemia in September. However, the website Deadspin.com reported Wednesday that there was no evidence of the existence of that person.