In court for the 98th day of continuous cross-examination, Dame Kiwi Ke Tanawa insisted the smell of fetid underwear was why she could not go ahead with a tour with Aussie John Farnham.
"Just sharing the stage with him made me gag," she explained. "He'd come out in his crusty Y-fronts night after night, saying they were his 'lucky pants'. Even if you could get upwind of him, the stench of his cheesy knick-knacks was overpowering.
"I'm a classical sort of dame," she went on, to the somnambulant accompaniment of loud snores from the lolling jury. "When I perform my arias, I need a clear head and unimpeded nostrils."
The case continues.
Court TV's Ossie Hack reporting from the New South Wales State Supreme Court