Team Oscar: "This is a staggering breach of trust"

2014-07-07 07:20


Oscar Pistorius' camp has reacted in shock after leaked video footage of the paralympian re-enacting the night he shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp was leaked to Aussie show, Sunday Night. "The material aired was obtained illegally and in breach of the non-disclosure agreement with The Evidence Room. Its usage also constitutes a breach of privilege as this material was produced for trial purposes," said a press statement. "For the family, the airing of this footage constitutes a staggering breach of trust and an invasion of the their privacy. It has come to our attention that Channel 7 purchased this footage unlawfully. We received an undertaking that they would not air any of the material before the end of the trial," it added. The footage, aired in Australia yesterday, has sparked controversy from all quarters. Many are now wondering if this will affect the trial in any way, with commentators suggesting that the footage shows Oscar moving much faster on his stumps than suggested by himself and expert witnesses. It's also been questioned as to why the footage was not used during the trial, as it was commissioned by the athlete himself. While a teaser video was put online on Saturday night, it was quickly taken off and could only be viewed by Australian audiences. However, since the full show was aired, various leaked clips have been released on Youtube. The video shows Oscar running on his stumps, holding his arm up in a shooting position and screaming "Get out. Get out of this f**king house. Baby call the police. Reeva call the police." His sister, Aimee, is in the bathroom and Oscar is seen carrying her down the stairs. The video also shows that it takes around 25 seconds for Oscar to put his prosthetic legs on. Take a look:   [post-slider]

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