1. stephen lucas says

    I think he’s recovering from the fraud he perpetuated on Manti Te’o. Such people should not be considered reliable as sources of wisdom.

    If he had said he’s trying to get out of the gay scene and its depressing nature, I might have forgiven him. However, he seems as if he is trying to rationalize away his character and personality flaws by blaming homosexuality. A lot of people do that – ie they use the homosexuality excuse as a cover.

  2. MikeKV says

    His eyes are all over the place in that interview. Seems like someone is telling/forcing him to say this crap (“Recovering from homosexuality”?!)…

  3. 99% says

    Yes, when I have a problem, the first person I think to run to is Dr. Phil.

    I am so f**king over this garbage story. He’s 3 weeks from being signed to a reality series.

  4. Henry Holland says

    From “The Boys In The Band”:

    Harold: You’re a sad and pathetic man. You’re a homosexual and you don’t want to be, but there’s nothing you can do to change it. Not all the prayers to your god, not all the analysis you can buy in all the years you’ve go left to live. You may one day be able to know a heterosexual life if you want it desperately enough. If you pursue it with the fervor with which you annihilate. But you’ll always be homosexual as well. Always Michael. Always. Until the day you die.


    That’s from 1968, so much for TBITB being “dated” and “ancient history”.

  5. mark says

    Yes, the story is 3 weeks past it’s expiration date. Move on already…that said, this guys is seriously in need of help..and not the kind on TV…and if someone is in the background feeding him lines, it’s probably Gloria Alred as his “attorney”… oh wait, she would be sitting next to him to get camera time ..

  6. hate this guy says

    Just stop it with pop psychology, he doesnt have “emotional problems”, he is just EVIL. He stole a friends identity. He tried to hoax a bunch of other guys online. Then he met the himbo that is Manti Teo. Hes lucky that noone has revenged whether in court or through more…physical means.

  7. jjose712 says

    FuryOfFirestorm: Do you really think he stalked T’eo, because i think the whole fake girlfriend is as fake as the proper girlfriend.

    T’eo may be far from being gay right now, but he is not that far of the next gay scandal, in my opinion

  8. Kim says

    I just watched Part 2 I feel for him Like me he was raped as a child.He created Lennay to escape he never told anyone about the sexual abuse.Like many male survivors he is confused.Also he did the Lennay voice.I see how Manti was fooled he sounds like a woman on phone.The combination of his religion,ethnicity and family background in football and sexual abuse was perfect storm.

  9. Bernie says

    I, unfortunately, believe this guy is mostly telling the truth and appears to have internalized homophobia resulting from his culture, religion and other environmental factors that have created his fear and ignorance about being a happy and well adjusted gay man…..his twisted view of being gay is obvious and add to that the idea of being a “recovering” homosexual

  10. Bill says

    Before judging him, you might want to find out what his therapist thinks (if he has one). That’s on the theory that it is bad form to ridicule the mentally ill.

    Other than that, a “recovering homosexual” is simply a guy trying some temporary abstinence in the hope that, the next time he does it, he’ll “explode.”

  11. says

    i hate that I’m about to type this, truly I do, but I’m incredibly skeptical of his abuse allegations. for one simple reason: “i was abused” is the cri de coeur of far too many in very conservative religious denominations when dealing with their “unwanted homosexuality” and issues and “being gay” and being, sorry, found out and busted for being gay.

    does this mean it for sure didn’t happen? no. does this mean all those who claim abuse are lying? no, of course not.

    but i think we can all agree than whenever these bogus “i’m religious and i’m struggling with homosexuality” folks can pull out some claim to abuse, that is never followed up with prosecution of said abusers, it should be noted.

    abuse doesn’t make one gay. many young people are abused *because* the perp sees “gayness” in them, or they fit the mold of isolated youths who can be taken advantage of.

    but so far everything about this whole debacle seems both incredibly odd and incredibly typical of specific patterns.

    too soon to judge, so we’ll all have to wait for more. but “i was abused” is all too often used as some “get out of jail free” card by people who get publicly shamed via a contentious Outing.


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