Pistorius' settles 2009 assault case

By Drum Digital
12 February 2014

Oscar Pistorius has reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with a woman who accused him of assault following an incident during a party at his house in 2009.

Eyewitness News reported on Wednesday that Pistorius was involved in a four-year legal battle with Pretoria blogger Cassidy Taylor-Memmory.

She attended a party at Pistorius's house in September 2009, while he was dating a friend of hers.

Pistorius was arrested after allegedly punching a door, which resulted in her leg being hurt. She claimed his behaviour was aggressive and unreasonable, while he accused her of being drunk and aggressive - which she denied. Pistorius launched a R2.2m counter claim against her.

Taylor-Memmory told EWN that her lawyers had reached a settlement with Pistorius's legal team in December, which included him paying her legal fees. She said she did not receive an apology, but agreed to the settlement because she wanted to put the incident behind her. She did not give further details of the settlement.

Pistorius shot and killed  Reeva Steenkamp in his Pretoria home on 14 February last year. His murder trial is due to start on 3 March.

- EWN

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