Did Oscar Pistorious Get Acting Lessons for His Trial?

Did Oscar Pistorious Get Acting Lessons for His Trial?

Is it all an act?

That's the sensational claim about Blade Runner, Oscar Pistorius, whose crying fits are making headlines around the world.

The Olympic sprinter on trial for shooting girlfriend Reeva Seenkamp is reportedly being coached by a famous acting coach with the aim of making him appear more sympathetic.

The journalist making the claim has written an open letter to Pistorius saying, "I have it from a reliable source that you are taking acting lessons for your days in court."

While in court, Pistorious was crying as he told prosectutors, "I am tormented by what I saw that night. My fingers touched her head. I remember. I don't have to look at a picture. I was there."  

Pistorius has frequently broken down in tears on the witness stand. He even has a bucket at his side to retch into.

Harvard Law School professor, Alan Dershowitz, author of Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law, gave INSIDE EDITION his take on the claim that Pistorious is acting. "If it's true, it's the stupidest decision I've ever heard a defendant or lawyer make," said Dershowitz.  

See What Else Dershowitz Had To Say About Pistorious' Behavior

The question looms, will it work? "This is a trial in front of a judge, not a jury, and all the acting in the world won't affect the way the judge decides the evidence in the case," said Dershowitz.