The Seven Network has said that the controversial footage going viral is authentic and wasn’t obtained illegally.
However, Oscar’s lawyers have condemned the airing of the video showing the athlete re-enacting events that led up to the fatal shooting of Reeva Steenkamp saying the video that aired on Seven’s Sunday Night program was obtained unlawfully and describing the decision to show it as a staggering breach of trust.
But Sunday Night executive producer Mark Llewellyn in a statement issued On Monday, said “the video would not have been shown if the channel had thought it was obtained unlawfully.”
He added that, “The material shown on Sunday Night goes to the heart of both the prosecution and defence cases, including the account provided by Oscar Pistorius. We would not have run the footage if we thought we had obtained it illegally. The story was run in Australia only and not made available to any other territory.”
In the footage the double-amputee is seen crossing a room on his bare stumps, wearing a tank top and tight black shorts, his hand clenched in the air as if ready to fire a gun.
Pistorius’ trial is due to resume today in South Africa.