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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.