Two men who rented the former home of disgraced Olympian and Paralympian Oscar Pistorius have apologized after posting a Youtube video they created of the property where he killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, The Guardian reports.
“This is definitely an entertainer’s house. Oscar built this house to entertain,” one man is seen saying on the YouTube video as he holds a can of beer. “Hot girls can invite themselves.”
The two-minute video tour shows South Africans David Scott, 33, and Kagiso Mokoape, 23, talking about the wild parties they could host at the Silver Woods country estate in Pretoria. The house was reportedly sold to an unnamed mining consultant to pay for Pistorius’s legal costs.
The video then shows the two men in the bathroom where Pistorius shot Steenkamp through a locked toilet door in the early hours of Valentine’s Day 2013.
Pistorius was convicted last year of culpable homicide in South African court but acquitted of murder after he testified he mistook Steenkamp, a magazine model, for a nighttime intruder. Prosecutors claim the couple instead had an argument and Steenkamp fled to the bathroom before she was intentionally killed.
Pistorius was sentenced to a maximum of 5 years in prison and was due for parole in August, but his release has been delayed by an ongoing legal battle.
Scott initially responded to the news reports about his video with a post on his Facebook wall that read, “I am dying of laughter, this is a bit out of proportion, well, u know what they say ... there’s no such thing as bad publicity! He he,” The Guardian reports.
He later apologized, saying the video sent the “totally wrong message,” The Guardian adds.
“The house is about celebrating life and to be reminded about how precious it is! Not to make a mockery,” he said. The video’s YouTube settings have since been made private.
The parole board is set to meet Thursday to reconsider Pistorius’s case for release on house arrest.