Oscar Pistorius, who is currently on trial for the death of his girlfriend, has been involved in an argument at a nightclub in South Africa, his representative has reportedly confirmed.
The altercation occured on Saturday night at the VIP Room, a favourite haunt of high–end clientele and A–list celebrities.
Anneliese Burgess, Pistorius' media representative, confirmed that there had been an incident, but denied that it could be described as a "bar brawl", as reported by some media outlets.
"We can confirm that Oscar was at the said venue with one of his cousins. They sat in a quiet booth in the VIP section when they were approached by an individual who has now been identified as a Mr Mortimer." Burgess told ABC News in the US.
"The individual, according to my client, started to aggressively interrogate him on matters relating to the trial." Burgess added.
"An argument ensued during which my client asked to be left alone. Oscar soon thereafter left the club with his cousin."
However, Jared Mortimer, identified as the other party in the incident, told the publication Eyewitness News that Pistorius was intoxicated and insulting to his friends and then caused the altercation by poking him in the chest.
Mortimer claims he then pushed the athlete backwards onto a chair, at which point security staff intervened in order to stop a full-blown brawl.
The Olympic and Paralympic athlete is on trial in in Pretoria for murdering his 29–year–old girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.
He claims he shot her by accident thinking after mistaking her for an intruder.
The trial resumes in August, when both the prosecution and defence will deliver their closing arguments.