Sharon Stone ordered to compensate workman

Updated: Jul 16, 2011, 12:12 PM IST

London: Hollywood actress Sharon Stone has been ordered to pay 144,000 pounds in compensation to a workman, who hurt his knee while working in her garden.

Peter Krause has claimed that he lost his footing on mud and fell 12 feet down a slope into a neighbouring garden, as he was trying to set up a sound system at the `Basic
Instinct` star`s home in California.

Stone, 53, who was found guilty of negligence for having a flimsy fence, has been ordered to compensate the workman for his loss, reported a website.

The workman sought 930,000 pound for pain and loss of earnings, but he was awarded the lower sum at Los Angeles Superior Court.