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Oscar Pistorius

Arrested in 2009

For Assaulting a Woman

2/14/2013 9:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Olympian Oscar Pistorius -- who now stands accused of murdering his girlfriend -- was arrested in 2009 for allegedly assaulting a female friend ... TMZ has learned.

Boschkop police in South Africa tell TMZ ... Pistorius spent 24 hours in jail following his 2009 arrest ... before the alleged victim decided to drop the charges.

Pistorius is currently being held at a nearby Pretoria Prison.

According to Boschkop police, Oscar and his girlfriend Reeva NEVER had any prior incidents ... at least where cops were called.

Pistorius is set to appear before a judge tomorrow.

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16.

Witchiepoo    

Yikes!

526 days ago
17.

judy jetson    

Once an abuser always an abuser. Lowlife!! The inmates will have a field day with this loser.

526 days ago
18.

Sandi    

well he is lucky he doesn't live in Canada, where the victims are not able to drop charges of assault. If the police see the evidence then the person gets charged anyway. I wonder if he was found guilty in 2009 if he would have been able to go to the olympics? Personally I have not heard enough to say if he is guilty or not.. such a sad situation

526 days ago
19.

jessyfish1    

This make can't stand for nothing.

526 days ago
20.

Glory    

Let's see what the White media do to him…now that it's known he was previously arrested for assaulting a woman. I may add, I pity this whole situation, the girls family & his/himself if what he said is true, but I just want to know what people will say, since everyone & their granny keeps talking about Chris Brown even though Rihanna is back with him.

526 days ago
21.

whateveryou    

I'll say it again, it's pitiful & amazing what some women will put up with. Self esteem would put an end to the abusive/cheating type relationships. At least respect yourself a little more than that.

526 days ago
22.

Mrugowsky    

He must be a great actor. In all his interviews he seems soft spoken and mild. Certainly something no one even considered as a possibility.

526 days ago
23.

bitchfistcomics.com    

He doesn't have a good leg to stand on. Hey-yo!

526 days ago
24.

lalet    

why do women always wimp out and let s***bags like this off the hook? If she had gone through with the charges...his girlfriend might be alive now.

526 days ago
25.

surf city syl    

neighbors said "fights were frequent" incl jst before shooting

526 days ago
26.

Diamond Goddess!    

I ALWAYS thought this guy was an attention-whoring douche!!!
Always.
(Jus' sayin'.)

526 days ago
27.

Valentina1    

Neighbors have already come out swinging and claim that this couple fought all the time. They said that they would hear frequent arguing in the home. He is and probably has been secretly angry for years that he has no legs. I think he was a ticking time bomb. If it wasn't her, it would have been someone else.

526 days ago
28.

neciahot23    

Just because someone kills does not mean that they are CRAZY! I'm so sick and fed up w hearing that! Anyone can kill! You can be sane to murder someone!

526 days ago
29.

Haidyn    

This is disgusting TMZ.. It seems you and your readers have already convicted him without even a real trial... Ever heard of innocent until proven guilty??? You should all be ashamed of yourselves. So disappointing. And please report on the circs around the 2009 dropped assault charges.. because if you did you would know there WAS NO ASSAULT... but you're grooming your audience to buy into this ****.. SHAME!

525 days ago
30.

Tessa    

Wow, people are quick to judge. Charges were dropped. Perhaps it was not true from the beginning. He is also a target because of his celebrity, especially in that crime infested South Africa. Those people are like a Mad Max movie.

524 days ago
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