A woman in Scotland has been ordered to pay reparations to her ex-boyfriend after biting out a testicle from his scrotum.
Nunzia Del Viscio, 43, was arrested in May 2016 after the attack and later convicted of assault, according to The Scottish Sun.
She and Marcello Palma, her boyfriend at the time, met two friends at a nightclub after work one night. The four of them had been drinking, and Del Viscio confirmed that she had taken drugs.
The four of them, all Italian citizens, later took a taxi and returned to Palma's apartment.
"We were happy to be together," said Palma. "We went back to the flat to keep the night going."
At around 4 a.m. Del Viscio entered Palma's bedroom, naked, and jumped onto his bed, demanding a threesome. When he declined, Palma said Del Viscio went into the other room and began "destroying it."
Palma then demanded Del Viscio leave the apartment and "took her clothes and threw them at her."
"We were insulting each other and she came against me and bit my left testicle," he said. "I threw two or three punches and had a finger in her eye to push her away."
“She drew her head back and my testicle came out."
Palma called an ambulance and quickly grabbed a towel to stop the flow of blood, according to the BBC. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he received 15 stitches to place his testicle back inside his scrotum.
Del Viscio was found outside the apartment with with blood on her teeth and face. She also had injuries to her eyes and face, and appeared distraught, telling officers that Palma hit her.
She provided the court with a different version of events, saying that she wanted to escape the apartment that night but Palma wouldn't let her. She said that he pushed her to the ground and began punching her.
"As he came to me, I bit him," she said, maintaining that she acted in self-defense. "I just remember a noise and blood pouring into my mouth."
Del Viscio's attorney, Philip Templeton, said his client had led a productive life previously and had a good employment record. He stressed that it was unlikely Del Viscio would re-offend and that the incident was caused by drugs and alcohol.
The court ordered that she be placed on a restriction of liberty order for six months, meaning she cannot leave her house between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
She was also required to pay Palma $670 in damages.