Barry Steenkamp broke his silence on Tuesday, testifying in Oscar Pistorius's sentencing hearing.
JOHANNESBURG – Reeva Steenkamp's parents say they had no knowledge of the making of the film Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer.
The film, details Olympian and Paralympian Oscar Pistorius’s life.
“June and Barry Steenkamp, who are still mourning the tragic loss of their beloved daughter Reeva Steenkamp, had no knowledge of the making of the film 'Blade Runner Killer'. They are horrified and upset to read a report that 'the movie is told from Steenkamp and her mother's perspective'. June Steenkamp was not approached by Lifetime to participate, comment or be part of the making of the film, and did not give the producers any assistance. Any impression that is created that this is June’s view, or that the movie is endorsed by the Steenkamp family, is untrue and incorrect,” read a statement released by the Steenkamps.
“The damaging and misleading claim which is made in a report by the leading trade newspaper Dateline Hollywood has not been denied by 'Lifetime', which is part of the giant American entertainment company, A+E Networks. Mr and Mrs Steenkamp politely request that Ms Nancy Dubuc, President and Chief Executive Officer of A+E Networks, issue a public denial of the claim in Dateline Hollywood and distance her respectable network from such a disreputable statement,” the Steenkamps added.
The film is set to premier in the United States on 11 November, but no date has yet been given for the local release.
Pistorius is serving a six-year prison sentence for the murder of Steenkamp.