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Woman Used in Manti Te’o Hoax Pics Speaks Out

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LANCASTER, Calif. (KTLA) — The woman whose image was used in the fake girlfriend hoax involving Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o is speaking out for the first time.

Diane O’Meara, a 23-year-old marketing executive from Lancaster, says that the was a victim, too — a victim of identity theft.

O’Meara had never heard of Te’o until last week.

She did go to high school in the Antelope Valley with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the man believed to be behind the elaborate hoax.

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