MURDERER Oscar Pistorius has sparked fury with plans for a tell-all £1million book,
GettyBefore his release this month, Oscar Pistorius had been behind bars since late 2014 for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp[/caption]
ReutersPistorius has sparked fury with plans for a tell-all £1million book[/caption]
Pistorius, freed on parole last week, spent his years in jail writing his memoirs.
And the gold medal-winning ex-Paralympic runner is already attracting interest from publishers with fees of up to £1million mooted.
But under the strict terms of his parole which ban him from speaking to the media Pistorius, 37, would need to get permission from the South African authorities.
A close family source told The Sun on Sunday: “Oscar spent a lot of time writing.
“Some prisoners do this to show the parole board that they have accepted what they have done. There are already a lot of publishers that are interested.
“But publishing a book, and particularly making money out of it, has gone down very badly with Reeva’s family.
“They desperately want to get on with their lives but this will add to their grief.”
On Friday, Reeva’s mum June said the pain of her death was still “raw and real”.
Pistorius, who found religion in prison, served nine years of a 13-year term for shooting dead girlfriend Reeva, 29, on Valentine’s Day 2013.
A publishing insider said: “A book like that will generate huge money as it will attract film rights.”
We can also reveal Reeva’s father, who died in November, was unconvinced by a weeping Pistorius and his claims of rehabilitation in a jail meeting last year.
A source said: “Barry came away still convinced he was a murderer.”
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