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Drunk Pistorius in nightclub brawl: Report

Published on Jul 15, 2014 3:57 PM

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - South Africa's Paralympian star Oscar Pistorius was thrown out of a nightclub over the weekend after being involved in a drunken brawl, the Star newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing witnesses.

The athlete, who is currently on trial accused of murdering his girlfriend, was in the VIP section of a plush Johannesburg nightclub when the altercation occurred with another patron, Jared Mortimer, the newspaper said.

Mortimer told the newspaper that a friend introduced him to Pistorius, who then launched into a tirade, telling him how he had been "screwed over" by Mortimer's friends.

"We were drinking tequila and I still remember putting down my drink and thinking I couldn't drink it while my friends were being spoken of like that," he said. He added that at some point the sprinter known as the "Blade Runner" got aggressive and started poking him in the chest.

South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius looks on during his ongoing murder trial in Pretoria, South Africa, on July 8, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
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