A prostitute who married a sugar daddy more than twice her age, has been ordered to pay the man back $180,000 after losing her alimony claim.
The 31-year-old woman met her 64-year-old husband when the Queensland businessman hired her for $1,500 one night in 2006.
Speaking at a family court hearing in Melbourne, the woman said ‘he repulsed me in every way’.
‘But the life I led supported my family and I endured what the applicant did to me for the benefit of my (family),’ she said.
The man also paid for other expenses including botox, clothes, shoes, a breast augmentation, lip fillers and her young daughter’s school fees (stock)
The woman, known by the moniker Ms Higgins, married the man in 2012 but never lived with him, The Courier Mail reported.
Ms Higgins lived with another man, the father of her daughter, during the entirety of the unorthodox relationship.
Ms Higgins said she ‘endured’ the relationship because the man promised to buy her a house, which he did in 2010.
Ms Higgins moved into a $1.12 million house in Melbourne which her suitor bought for her as a gift.
The man also paid for other expenses including botox, clothes, shoes, a breast augmentation, lip fillers and her young daughter’s school fees.
The couple split in 2015, and have been embroiled in a bitter dispute before the family court for more than two years.
Speaking at the Melbourne Family Court (pictured), the woman said ‘he repulsed me in every way’
Speaking in the Melbourne Family Court, Justice Paul Cronin ruled Ms Higgins needed to pay her ex-husband $180,000.
He said she could keep the house he bought her, but rejected her plea for $8,143 a month in maintenance fees.
Ms Higgins told the court she needed the money because her weekly spending of $2625 far exceeded her weekly Centrelink earnings of $470.
She said she attempted to return to work as an escort but was unsuccessful.
Justice Cronin urged Ms Higgins to sell her house if she needed more money, or seek out a new career.