In February 2009, Rapport newspaper and Heat magazine (right) reported that they had video evidence of him engaging in sex play with a mystery blonde and snorting a white substance. He denied being in the video, but admitted knowing the two people in it. Heat magazine later posted censored versions of the video online, showing a man in white underpants and black socks and a blonde wearing pink lingerie.
In March 2009 the former high-jump champion Charmaine Weavers claimed in an YOU article that she had had an affair with him.
Also in March, a former stripper, Marilize van Emmenis, admitted in Heat she was the woman in the video with Van der Westhuizen and that they had done drugs.
In November 2009, after his autobiography, Spieëlbeeld, appeared, he confessed it was him in the video