Ex-girlfriend slams Oscar Pistorius

2012-11-11 10:45
Gavin Prins and Gabisile Ndebele, City Press
NOTE: This article was published on Channel24 on 11 November 2012.

Johannesburg - Star Olympian Oscar Pistorius has found a place in many a South African’s heart – but he is the ultimate player, says his ex-girlfriend Samantha Taylor.

“Oscar is certainly not what people think he is. We dated for a year and a half,” the Cape Town marketing student told City Press on Friday night.

In September she and Oscar appeared on the beaches of the Seychelles in the SABC3 magazine show Top Billing.

But last Sunday he arrived at the SA Sports Awards bash in Sandton with another blonde bombshell – FHM model Reeva Steenkamp.

Tongues wagged.

Just friends

“Where is Samantha?” people asked when Pistorius and Steenkamp arrived in the same car and posed smiling for the cameras on the red carpet.

He was in an Armani suit, she was in a short, pink, tassled frock.

“We’re just friends. I promise I’ll tell you if there’s anything more,” Steenkamp said.

“It’s just a coincidence that we’re sitting at the same table and arrived in the same car,” she told City Press, blushing.

Later she was spotted at Pistorius’ side during the winners’ press conference, and at the end of the evening they left together.

Taylor initially told City Press Reeva is dating one of Pistorius’ friends, and later said the model was fully aware of what had happened in her and Oscar’s relationship.

Withdrew everything

“She has been following me for a long time on Instagram (a photo-sharing system on Twitter) and knows exactly where I am and everything going on in my relationship with Oscar,” she said.

She confirmed she and Pistorius had recently split after a year and a half.

“Oscar has such a way with women. She’s probably not the only one he’s got.”

Though Samantha and Oscar only separated recently, The New York Post reported in July that he was often in the company of Russian-born supermodel Anastassia Khozissova.

The newspaper reported that when Pistorius made it to the Olympic 400 metre semifinal, Khozissova, who regularly walks the runway for Chanel, Prada and Ralph Lauren tweeted: “Yeeeees!!!!!”.

In her interview with City Press’ sister newspaper Rapport, Taylor first said she was “prepared to reveal what (Pistorius) made me go through”, but in a lawyer’s letter late on Friday evening she withdrew everything she had said.

This was after her earlier request for a personal meeting with the newspaper.

“We have considered our client’s communication with you and request you to disregard it. Our client withdraws her statements and requests you not to contact her again,” wrote June Marks, Taylor’s lawyer.

No comment

Later, on Saturday morning, Taylor tweeted: “I’m not perfect and I don’t live to be. But before you judge me, make sure your slate is clean.”

Pistorius did not respond to City Press’ calls and SMSes. Peet van Zyl, his manager, did not respond either.

His father, Henke Pistorius, said: “I know nothing about it (his relationship with Taylor and friendship with Steenkamp). I do not interfere in his private affairs.”


  • rujean.vanrhyn - 2012-11-11 11:19

    To be bluntly honest who really gives a crap? what he did for South Africa has nothing to do with his private life or his now EX-GF. Either way he is an amazing runner and no credit should be taken away from him as he is also human and we need to start respecting that. I dont think anybody escpecially his ex has any right to comment on this matter at all, we need to remember just because he is famous it doesnt make him perfect.

  • clive.kihn - 2012-11-11 11:32

    Hell hath no fury .......

  • klopwie - 2012-11-11 11:33

    SO???? You're Not the chosen one!!! Sour grapes!!!!

  • faizelwayne.selungo - 2012-11-11 11:36

    ag no man Samantha,this really sounds like sour grapes, to me this guy is a hero, i admire him for what he overcame to be where he is today, i dont think people care what is going on in his PERSONAL life.Go Oscar.

  • Unknown Citizen - 2012-11-11 12:03

    Pure jealous

  • sakhile.gamede - 2012-11-11 12:22

    so what..go cry elsewhe,keep your man satisfied...

  • PumaFred - 2012-11-11 12:37


  • candice.leigh.75 - 2012-11-11 12:38

    Samantha is as thick and lacking in class as she looks. She should be grateful he gave her a year and a half of his life. Only three months ago he was tweeting about how he would be home in a month and was looking forward to spending time with her and how happy he was to have her by his side. When he got back to SA, she met him at the airport and spent much of that week with him and now it ends suddenly and bitterly. She knows the real reason but like the money-grabbing, glory-chasing bimbo she is, she is going to want her pound of flesh and slice of cake out of this and happily stuff it into her pillar box mouth.

      badladballie - 2012-11-11 18:56

      Meeeow! ,,

      badladballie - 2012-11-11 19:03


      christopher.mccormick.127 - 2012-11-12 13:33

      wow candice, do you know samantha? I hope you do, as much as you stand up for oscar, you sounds to me like what your doing is exactly what this article says she did.

  • candice.leigh.75 - 2012-11-11 12:38

    Samantha is as thick and lacking in class as she looks. She should be grateful he gave her a year and a half of his life. Only three months ago he was tweeting about how he would be home in a month and was looking forward to spending time with her and how happy he was to have her by his side. When he got back to SA, she met him at the airport and spent much of that week with him and now it ends suddenly and bitterly. She knows the real reason but like the money-grabbing, glory-chasing bimbo she is, she is going to want her pound of flesh and slice of cake out of this and happily stuff it into her pillar box mouth.

      lorain.maseko - 2012-11-12 06:59

      Okay then Candice,Would you like to get something off your chest?

      george.vonberg - 2012-11-12 19:53

      her family is loaded, they have a massive horse farming business. so sit down. as for Oscar, he has done amazing things for SA and unfortunately a public figure's personal life is always public interest. I know him personally and I'm not into smiting people behind their back but he is most definitely nowhere near what people think he is. there are some major issues people are not aware of.

  • theMichaelHawthorne - 2012-11-11 12:41

    Hahahaha jealousy makes you nasty...

  • theMichaelHawthorne - 2012-11-11 12:42

    Hahahaha nice one james

  • Riaan Venter - 2012-11-11 13:05

    Suur druiwe is al wat dit is!!!

  • Durbanite88 - 2012-11-11 13:08

    It would seem all men have a Pres Jz ego

  • makhalanjalo - 2012-11-11 13:10

    When you are no longer in love with your ex,please respect his choice and stop running to the media maybe you are the reason why the two of you broke up,so spare us your damning thoughts,we are not interested.

  • marc.vantubbergh - 2012-11-11 13:43


  • sphala - 2012-11-11 13:46

    Tsek...o jealous sies, you got what you deserve!!!

  • lala.kunene - 2012-11-11 14:06

    attention seeker, why now....

  • washington.munjangasinyorowekurema - 2012-11-11 18:48

    He really is a blade.

  • christopher.collings.9 - 2012-11-11 19:26

    sour grapes huh

  • anthea.lagrange - 2012-11-11 20:48

    Word of advice dear, shut yer gob. Oscar could have horns and a tail and carry a trident and you will always come out of it smelling like sewerage. Just ask Amore what happens when you slag off a sports hero...

  • grahamkirsten.heuer - 2012-11-11 22:25

    Every ex girlfriend that gets cheated does tell friends and its unfortunate that she is in the celebrity light. Give Samantha a break!! She is not the only one that has been cheated on. Atleast other girls might think twice about being with him!! So all you people that have commented badly about Samantha, YOU GET A LIFE. I doubt she is craving media attention and if she was, she got it from all of us that read this article... so i guess we all fell into her trap. ooooo... scary.the power of the media made you read this!! PS. I dont know Samantha Taylor, but i presume she is just like any other girl that did not deserve to be cheated on.

      fussed.anderson - 2012-11-12 14:06

      Well what about her next b/friend, He will get the same treatment.

      reinhard.leopold - 2012-11-13 08:07

      Have you heard both sides of the story Kirsten? I know Sam and she shot herself in the foot!

  • elsie.debeer - 2012-11-11 23:04

    All ladies dating men of fame - get going get a life of your own. do not try and empower yourself and downgrade the star. you are just another brick to step on! And you make the real woman cheap - we do not like the name tags you are giving to real ladies!

  • seeleyk2 - 2012-11-12 06:25

    A partner hu suddenly makes wild nd ridiculously attention-seeking claims afta being dumped is NOT taken cruzly...#such an act can only b interpreted as a subconcious admission of being obssessed

  • zimbobwe.mugabe - 2012-11-12 07:53

    This boy is young and is allowed to date every beautiful women coming his way. In Setswana we say" Monna ke selepe o lala a adingilwe"... meaning a man is an axe which you can borrow and use overnight... hahahaaa true dat!!!

  • tamlin.vanheerver - 2012-11-12 07:55

    wasnt he brought up on abuse charges a few years ago for punching his girlfriend or rape, something on those lines.... hmmmmmmm

      george.vonberg - 2012-11-12 19:57

      i am not aware of such charges, but i do know him personally and you have no idea how much of that might be true

  • michelle.h.koekemoer - 2012-11-12 07:56

    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned... its a breakup get over yourself!

      piet.motsoeneng - 2012-11-12 11:01

      Couldnt say it better myself, she is bitter and wants our sympathy and I can assure you that she wont get even a gram of it from because she is using the media to address her relationship problems, I meam really now, what does that say about her? She must get over it like the rest of the world.

  • nadine.devilliers - 2012-11-12 07:57

    well done sweetheart!! Show the world his true colours!!!

      zimbobwe.mugabe - 2012-11-12 08:17

      Actually it's the other way around... she is showing the world her true colours that she is an attention-seeking-fame-obsessed-stalker. She must take a chill-pill, young people break-up all the time and it hurts but they move on.

      piet.motsoeneng - 2012-11-12 09:43

      Well said Zimbobwe, its pathetic.

      reinhard.leopold - 2012-11-13 07:53

      His true colours will be revealed! Guess what nadine, it outshines most people. P.S Sam is not a sweetheart!

  • maricha.knightvanheerden - 2012-11-12 08:30

    oh cry me a river! Get a life.

  • lutendo.thivhafuni - 2012-11-12 09:08

    The runner with who worked very hard for what he achieved is Oscar. Others will follow him and turnish his image when they do not get what they want from him. It could be news they want, fame, money, exclusive interviews, maybe even love and so on. The runner and famous one is Oscar. In short, yes, get a life!

      george.vonberg - 2012-11-12 19:59

      you could have said the same to all those whores who alleged they had affairs with tiger woods.

  • piet.motsoeneng - 2012-11-12 09:22

    Desparate atyention seeker, ag sies!

  • flynn.govender - 2012-11-12 09:59

    Problem = Break Ups, that is how it is in life

  • levi.deasel - 2012-11-12 10:05

    These posts just show how messed up our world is, the player/cheat/cry baby is being protected by the masses and the person who were played is being branded as plastic and gold-digger. I know the truth and he is not as innocent as you may think and since when is it right to be a jackass just because your “Disabled’ or “Differently abled “as we call it nowadays. Your actions will define you.

  • phillip.mtshweni.39 - 2012-11-12 11:04

    Unfortunately parasites don't live on their own, they need blood or whatever that they depend on, so this is exactly parasitism. GET IVERMECTIN OSCAR BEFORE SHE INFECTS YOU WITH RED WATER

  • desiree.duplessis.10 - 2012-11-12 11:38

    Sour grapes!

  • jacqui.daanevanrensburg - 2012-11-12 11:45

    Grow up.

  • soraya.oppenheim - 2012-11-12 11:47

    i agree with Sam.. as much as i love oscar, he does tend to put on this perception that he is all happy, genuine and what not. Go back years ago where he was actually an arrogant guy. But hey each to their own!

  • deon.louw.7505 - 2012-11-12 12:03

    No wonder we have so many burglaries, some thieves can read and see when you are not home. It is some times pathetic that people want to share theire lives with online friends but forget about those next to you.

  • Louise Whittingstall Barnard - 2012-11-12 12:11

    He is young, let him be a player! People should stop running to the press when things dont go the way they want it to!! Why did she withdraw her allegations? Because she knows she is busy with ****

  • stirrer.stirrer - 2012-11-12 12:30

    Samantha is 'n prawn. Lekker lyfie, maar die koppie is leeg.

  • riotousr - 2012-11-12 12:32

    Hell hath no fury like a drunken ex-girlfriend. When you are a public figure that happens to have an unblemished record there will always be a proverbial blonde who will want to tell herself that you promised her marriage when she gave you that once-off blow job. I am not taking any more jobs, thank you. Oh, Samantha Taylor, please do us a favour and yourself a life.

  • nosphiwo.radi - 2012-11-12 12:38

    Get a life Samantha,you guys were not even married and you are running to the press. I guess this is the reason why he is no longer with you and now you are bitter...!!!!!!!!

  • nosphiwo.radi - 2012-11-12 12:39

    Get a life woman. You were not even married to this guy and now you are running to the press....thats why he has left you..where is your pride?

      george.vonberg - 2012-11-12 20:01

      where would your pride be if your boyfriend assaulted you?

  • mabeeden - 2012-11-12 15:56

    The man is single girls till he puts a ring on it!! Now let the man date whoever he wants.

  • clivegoss - 2012-11-13 06:57

    Go Oscar, life is short

  • paul.defondaumiere - 2012-11-13 07:45

    Oscar is a wanker, what do these women see in him? He cant even stand up for himself without the pegs.

  • reinhard.leopold - 2012-11-13 07:45

    Has anyone heard Oscar's side of the story? Dear Sam, I think you shot yourself in the foot. Remember the one who laughs last is the one who laughs the best. Shame on you!

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