RESPONSE TO REPORTS ON OSCAR PISTORIUS IN SUNDAY NEWSPAPERS (SOUTH AFRICA)
STATEMENT BY THE PISTORIUS FAMILY
Pretoria, 14 April 2013
In response to the articles in the Sunday Times and Rapport newspapers in South Africa today, Arnold Pistorius, uncle of Oscar, wishes to state the following:
As indicated to both publications, we confirm that Oscar did go out with some of his friends last weekend. It was the first time in the past two months that he left the house with anyone other than close family.
We deny in the strongest possible terms the version of events as portrayed in the reports today.
What was portrayed in these reports is in no way an accurate reflection of Oscar’s state of mind and the manner in which this outing was sensationlised is very disappointing.
These reports are however, a rude reminder that Oscar’s every move is under intense scrutiny by the media and, as a family, we have advised him to find other ways of coping with his sense of isolation.
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