Eleanor Hawkins, the British backpacker accused of causing an earthquake by stripping off at the summit of a sacred mountain, has denied she or any of her fellow naked tourists engaged in any fracking activities.
Speaking from her cell in a Malaysian jail, the 26 year old, “I admit we took off our clothes for a group selfie, and I admit that we all urinated on the mountain. But wouldn’t anybody if they found that their leader had jokingly replaced the drinking water with champagne?” she asked defiantly.
Miss Hawkins, who is on a round the world trip after graduating with a doctorate in Cultural Relations, claimed that the authorities had got it all wrong.
“These people need to get their facts right,” she said, somewhat naively, “Earthquakes are caused by fracking not frolicking. The earthquake that followed our little bit of fun was either a coincidence or was caused by some other frackers.”
“Anyway, we always take a nudie-selfie after a climb,” she added, fumbling in her bag for her cell phone, “Look, here’s one we took recently in Nepal after our climb in the Himalayas.”