Sharon Hamilton to pay £32k over false pig sex claim
A woman who falsely claimed she saw her neighbour having sex with a pig has been ordered to pay £32,000.
Sharon Hamilton claimed Anton Barkhuysen enticed the animal with doughnuts and ran away in shame when he was spotted.
The neighbours were involved in an eight-year dispute over land in the hamlet of Tregolls, Cornwall.
The 72-year-old has been awarded High Court damages of £32,080 for slander, false imprisonment and harassment.
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The legal costs are estimated to be around £200,000 but the judge has not yet decided who should pay them.
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