By: Cliff Judy/NEWSY
The break in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial certainly didn't amount to less attention for the former Olympian and double amputee as various South African media outlets reported on a nightclub scuffle over the weekend. (Via Getty Images)
South African celebrity gossip site The Juice first began reporting the story as an exclusive Monday saying a man approached Pistorius Saturday in the VIP section of a nightclub.
A statement from Pistorius' spokesperson not only attempted to explain the altercation, but expressed regret he was out in the first place.
"The individual in question, according to our client, started to aggressively engage him on matters relating to the trial. An argument ensued during which our client asked to be left alone. Oscar left soon thereafter with his cousin. Our client regrets the decision to go into a public place and thereby inviting unwelcome attention." (Via The Juice)
But that individual, Jared Mortimer, says Pistorius was the aggressor and was drunk. (Via Getty Images)
KARYN MAUGHAN, ENCA REPORTER: "He claims Pistorius poked him on the chest and said, 'You'll never get the better of me. I will always get the better of you.' ... Mortimer has admitted that he then pushed Pistorius."
Pistorius is on trial for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, something he doesn't deny doing. Pistorius' defense attorneys say he mistook Steenkamp for an intruder the night of Valentine's Day 2013 and shot her three times in what he thought was self-defense. (Via Getty Images, SABC)
Pistorius' murder trial included his own tearful testimony and a monthlong break for a psychiatric evaluation — world media following all of it in coverage on par with the O.J. Simpson trial. (Via Euronews)
The trial is currently in recess after Pistorius' defense attorneys rested their case, but this latest scuffle prompted headlines, especially in hindsight of some unusual social media activity.
Pistorius' Twitter account has only posted tweets in two separate occasions since Steenkamp's death — once on the one-year anniversary as the murder trial neared and then early Sunday morning. (Via Twitter / @OscarPistorius)
Just hours after the nightclub incident, Pistorius' account tweeted four times. The tweets included several inspirational quotes and pictures of the ex-Olympian with children who also require prosthetics. (Via Twitter / @OscarPistorius)
If convicted of murdering Steenkamp, Pistorius faces life in prison. Court resumes with closing arguments July 30. (Via NBC)