A man was arrested on a charge of bestiality after a neighbor accused him of having sex with her pig, according to police in the United Kingdom.
Now, 54-year-old Sharon Hamilton of Tregolls, has been ordered to compensate her neighbor, 73-year-old Anton Barkhuysen, after a judge ruled that she made up the story about him having sex with her pig.
According to the police investigation, Hamilton and Barkhuysen, who are neighbors, had an ongoing dispute over property that lasted more than five years.
One day, Hamilton called the police to report that Barkhuysen lured her pig with donuts and had sex with it.
Hamilton, who is an actress, even followed Barkhuysen to church, where she told everyone that the elderly man had sex with her pig.
Barkhuysen was arrested, but police eventually dropped the charge after realizing that Hamilton made up the story.
The judge has ordered Hamilton to give Barkhuysen 32,080 pounds ($39,532) for false imprisonment, harassment and slander.
Barkhuysen told the court that most people did not believe the actress, but some did. Hamilton was also ordered to pay Barkhuysen’s legal bills in the amount of 200,000 pounds ($247,000).