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Katie Price: 'Oscar Pistorius Sent Me Twitter Messages During His Trial To Thank Me For My Support'

29/10/2014 07:26 GMT | Updated 29/10/2014 07:59 GMT

Katie Price has revealed that she received direct messages from Oscar Pistorius during his trial for the shooting of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

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According to Katie, the Paralympic athelete began messaging her after she wrote in her weekly magazine column that she wouldn't judge him based on media reports.

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The former glamour model told The Mirror: “He was direct messaging me during the case. It’s weird, isn’t it? He was saying, ‘Thanks for the support,’ and stuff. Just all general chit-chat. He was the first one to message me.

“Because I mentioned him in my column, he was referencing that. I wasn’t exactly supporting him, but everyone who goes through a trial will be the only one who knows what really happened.

"You’re innocent until you’re proven guilty.”

Last week, the Paralympic champion was given a five-year sentence for the manslaughter of Reeva Steenkamp - but his lawyers said he could be out within a year to serve the remainder on house arrest.

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Writing in her magazine column back in March, Katie said: “No matter who you are or where you’re from or what you do, we are all equal when it comes to judicial undertakings and no prejudice or external factors should complicate the process.

"I’m certainly not going to judge Oscar on other people’s theories portrayed in the media.”

A month later, Katie's brother Dan, spotted the messages from the South African sports star.

“He said, ‘Oh my god, Kate – have a look at who’s direct messaged you on Twitter.’ I said, ‘It’s got to be fake.’ He said, ‘No, it’s from his verified account,’” she explained.

Earlier this week, Katie revealed she wanted to follow in Angelina Jolie's footsteps by becoming a Dame.

She told The Sun: “Dame Katie Price, it has a nice ring to it.”

However, she’s also admitted that her colourful past might be what’s holding her back from getting the chance to curtsy before Her Majesty at Buckingham Palace, adding:“I have come to the conclusion that whatever I do that is good it is never recognised.

“My personal life and pictures of my breasts tend to distract from that.”

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