Crime author says makers of Oscar Pistorius movie stole his work.
Best-selling South African true crime writer Nick van der Leek has accused the US makers of a television film, Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer, of “stealing” most of their script from material he has written about the murderer and his victim.
Van der Leek has penned a number of articles and books on the disgraced Paralympian and his relationship with model Reeva Steenkamp, whom Pistorius shot dead on Valentine’s Day in 2013.
Van der Leek is taking on the Disney-owned A&E Networks, along with another Disney subsidiary, Lifetime TV, which aired the movie for the first time in November last year. The credits list Amber Benson as scriptwriter of the film, which was produced by Eric Tomosunas and Swirl Films.