Suggestions of “acting lessons” devoid of all truth

Suggestions of “acting lessons” devoid of all truth


Suggestions of “acting lessons”
devoid of all truth

Anneliese Burgess, Media Manager, Pistorius Family

21 April 2014

We have noted the media reporting on a blog entry by the former South African columnist, Jani Allan, in which she alleges Oscar Pistorius took “acting lessons” in preparation for his trial.

We have not thought it necessary to comment on the content of this blog entry, but following numerous media enquiries over the past few days, we are unfortunately forced to state the following for the record:

• Ms Allen has never met Oscar Pistorius and any knowledge she professes to have of our client can only be described as fictitious.
• Her suggestion that Mr Pistorius “took acting lessons” is totally devoid of any truth.
• We deny in the strongest terms the contents of her letter in as far it relates to our client and further deny that our client has undergone any “acting lessons” or any form of emotional coaching.
• This type of comment makes a mockery of the enormous human tragedy involving the Steenkamp family and our client and his family.

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Anneliese Burgess
Cell: 0834136573