This story hit the headlines because locals accused Eleanor and her pals of causing an earthquake that killed 18 people. Many residents believe Mount Kinabalu holds the spirits of their ancestors, meaning an act as transgressive as nudity would cause these spirits to punish the area. In this case, the punishment was on the Richter scale.
"My goodness" we thought! How primitive must these people be to believe a harmless bit of banter could invoke the wrath of spirits?! Have they no cheeky sense of humor/Nando's loyalty card? I don't know about you, but I think the only thing more retrograde than native superstition is affluent white people flying to the otherside of the world so they can take a naked gap yah snap.
But then maybe I'm just a prude. Anyway, here's a video of Eleonor going into court:
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