Lady Sarah had been defamed by this guy but she knew he was a loser and he did not have much in terms of money and so she did not waste any time in suing him. Instead, she got even and got her revenge by stripping him naked, tying him to a tree and then ballbusting him and had fun at his expense. He never defamed anyone else after that.
Lady Sarah does not care what anyone says or feels about her. It is none of her business and when she went to her farm and found that he had not done much, she took him to the woods nearby and she whipped him while he cried and begged her for mercy. She let him go but she told him that it was all up to him whether he would be punished again or not.