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Oscar Pistorius

Psychologically Messed Up

... Family Says

7/15/2014 1:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Oscar Pistorius FamilyOscar Pistorius has been engaging in "self-harming behavior" ... so says his family -- who believes it's a result of extreme loneliness and alienation. 

Oscar's uncle Leo Pistorius has just issued a statement on behalf of his family in the wake of reports Oscar got into a bar fight in South Africa. 

Leo says ... "Whilst Oscar venturing out into a public space with his cousin, in the current climate and whilst his court case is still underway was unwise, those of us closest to him have been witness to his escalating sense of loneliness and alienation."

He continues, "This, we believe, is underlying some of his self-harming behavior."

"As a family we are counselling Oscar to find ways of dealing with his feelings of isolation."

As for the bar fight, Leo says reports that Oscar was trashing the President of South Africa before he was confronted at the VIP Room bar in South Africa over the weekend are completely untrue."

"Oscar was at school with one of President Zuma’s sons and liked him a lot. Oscar also has great appreciation of President’s Zuma’s extraordinary support of the paralympians."

Leo says Oscar's decision to go to a bar in the middle of such a high-profile court was "ill-considered" ... but adds, "We do however believe that Oscar is grappling with an extreme level of emotional pain that is manifesting itself in some of his recent unwise actions and choices."

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1.

TheTryke    

He has never been able to control his actions... That's why he murdered his girlfriend.

16 days ago
2.

Justine    

It's hard to feel sorry for this guy after hearing how he shot his girlfriend to death in the bathroom and expects us to believe it was a mistake. Either he is stupid or he thinks all of us are!

15 days ago
3.

Awwwshucks    

Tryke....well said. I couldn't have said it better.

15 days ago
4.

Mimi    

Yeah, because he wasn't drinking and driving a boat, shooting guns, and other irresponsible behavior BEFORE this.

15 days ago
5.

WTF    

...has been engaging in "self-harming behavior". Maybe somebody should hand him a loaded pistol.

15 days ago
6.

Sexy Stig    

Oscar is a murderous douche, who needs to pay for taking away Reva from her family.

15 days ago
7.

Jazzi    

Go ahead Oscar. Continue to self-destruct. Karma is a ratchet bitch and you will never escape her vice-like jaws!
You killed that poor woman, so now you must pay.

15 days ago
8.

B-Man    

The family can try and sugarcoat it any way they wish, it doesn't change the fact that this thug is a cold-blooded murderer.

15 days ago
9.

B-Man    

The family can try and sugarcoat this all they want, but it doesn't change the fact that this thug is a cold-blooded murderer.

15 days ago
10.

ElisabethIsDisgusting    

Bet Reeva would love to be alive to feel lonely and alienated...

15 days ago
11.

Ninotchka    

I'd be VERY surprised if Pistorius would off himself.
Narcissists usually don't have it in 'em...

15 days ago
12.

cluesarethere    

He and everyone knows he is a murderer. Such a baby.. Man up and face the consequences. Not such a big shot bully now! You F*cked up your life when you took hers. Live with that fact... Just like her family has to live with the fact of her murder.

15 days ago
13.

f.le meur    

wait until he spends all his time in the slammer with the worse kind of creatures ...wow!!!!

15 days ago
14.

Lori G    

Time to 'Man Up' Oscar

15 days ago
15.

lourdgoogoo    

He could have gotten some sympathy if he had confessed. Instead he made up a bunch of lies.

14 days ago
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