imho, you still have to pay her
Professor Verb, thanks for your input. However, I am inclined to disagree with you. i find your logic to be a bit skewed. I wouldn't expect to be paid for work that was heavily plagiarized, incorrectly referenced, and failed to address the question in the slightest. I'm sure you wouldn't either. She was given every opportunity to remedy this, but she refused to do so. So, no, I really don't think I did have to pay her. I completed the correct work in the end, and I got paid for it. That was the only fair outcome. Why should she (who should not be an academic writer) be allowed to get away with shoddy workmanship? It gives those of us who complete high quality work a bad name.
Anyway, the point is now moot, because none of this has the slightest bit to do with my performance as an academic writer. I'm annoyed at this public bash, because it will inevitably influence the minds of potential clients. However, I've explained myself, so that's all I can do. Hopefully, people will see reason.