Oscar Pistorius denies fight at club, breaks silence with tweets
With his murder trial in recess and his fate hanging in the balance, Oscar Pistorius has taken to Twitter for the first time in months — and is making headlines for a public incident.
Pistorius, who is charged with the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, is denying that an altercation he was involved in at a South African club over the weekend got physical.
According to a statement from his own PR team, Pistorius was at the VIP Room nightclub in Johannesburg when he was approached by a man who "started to aggressively interrogate him on matters relating to the trial." From there, an "argument ensued." The Pistorius team denies published reports that it escalated into something physical.
The former Olympic sprinter "regrets the decision to go to a public space and thereby inviting unwelcome attention," his spokesperson told NBC News.
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Pistorius' tweets — his first since the one-year anniversary of Steenkamp's shooting death this past Valentine's Day — quoted from the Bible and "Man's Search for Meaning" by Viktor Frankl, who was a Holocaust survivor.
Closing arguments for the trial are set for next month.