Ex-girlfriend slams Oscar Pistorius

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 11:19:52 AM
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.
CliveK 2012-11-11 11:32:31 AM
Hell hath no fury .......
Wiesie Klopper 2012-11-11 11:33:19 AM
SO???? You're Not the chosen one!!! Sour grapes!!!!
faizelwayne.selungo 2012-11-11 11:36:00 AM
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 12:03:56 PM
Pure jealous
Sakhile Gamede 2012-11-11 12:22:29 PM
so what..go cry elsewhe,keep your man satisfied...
Karlheinz von Bentheim 2012-11-11 12:37:51 PM
Miaoow
Candice van der Westhuizen 2012-11-11 12:38:38 PM
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.
Candice van der Westhuizen 2012-11-11 12:38:44 PM
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.
Dagga Magazine 2012-11-11 12:41:38 PM
Hahahaha jealousy makes you nasty...