Olympian murder suspect Oscar Pistorius got into an altercation with a fellow patron at a South African club but not a fight, his representatives said Monday after reports of a bar brawl Saturday circulated on social media.
Pistorius, the double-amputee "Blade Runner" sprinter who is free on bail on murder charges in the death of his girlfriend, 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," the spokesman said.
First published July 14 2014, 2:03 PM