Oscar Pistorius involved in bar 'argument' in South Africa
Oscar Pistorius, the former Olympian who is currently on trial for allegedly killing his girlfriend on Valentine's Day 2013, was involved in an altercation with a patron at a South African club over the weekend, his representatives announced on Monday.
His reps were responding to social media reports saying Pistorius was in a bar brawl on Saturday. Pistorius' spokesman said that the incident was an "argument" and not a fight.
More from Pistorius' spokesman, via NBC News:
[Pistorius] was in a booth with one of his cousins at VIP Rooms, a club in the ritzy Sandton neighborhood of Johannesburg, when a man identified as "Mr. Mortimer" walked up and "started to aggressively interrogate him on matters relating to the trial," a spokesman for Pistorius said. "An argument ensued during which my client asked to be left alone. Oscar soon thereafter left the club with his cousin."
Pistorius is currently free on bail, his trial having recently resumed. He faces 25 years to life in prison if found guilty of premeditated murder. Final arguments in the trial are set for August 7 and 8.
- Molly Geary