Gwyneth Paltrow Ski Accident Trial: Avenger and Iron Man fame Gwyneth Paltrow, the Oscar-winning actress, is facing a civil trial for a skiing accident at a Utah resort in 2016. Terry Sanderson, a retired optometrist, has filed a lawsuit against Ms Paltrow for $300,000.
Gwyneth Paltrow claims Mr Sanderson collided with her and has filed a counterclaim seeking only $1 in damages and attorney’s fees. She also testified on Friday that she initially believed Mr Sanderson was sexually assaulting her during the 2016 encounter. Mr Sanderson’s claims, according to her lawyer, are “complete BS.” According to the defence, the plaintiff already had vision and hearing issues, which were most likely factors in the collision.
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Mr Sanderson suffered a permanent brain injury and four fractured ribs, according to his civil lawsuit.
Ms. Paltrow testified in court on Friday, the fourth day of the trial, that the crash left her with a sore knee and that she received a massage as a result.
“There was a body pressing against me and a very strange grunting noise,” she described how Mr Sanderson, a retired eye doctor, allegedly crashed into her from behind on a beginner’s slope at Deer Valley in February 2016.
“Is this some kind of joke?” Is anyone doing anything?
The ski accident, according to the 50-year-old actor, was not her fault. The incident, she claims, occurred when the man suing her ran into her from behind. Ms Paltrow has also accused Mr Sanderson of suing to profit from her celebrity.
The victim’s lawyer, on the other hand, called Ms Paltrow “reckless.” “Distracted skiers cause accidents. [Paltrow] knew that skiing that way, blindly skiing down a mountain while looking up and to the side, was dangerous; she knew that if she kept skiing that way, she would collide with someone below her “According to the victim’s lawyer.
Mr Sanderson, according to Ms Paltrow’s lawyers, was at fault for the accident and had several medical conditions prior to the collision, including vision and hearing loss from a stroke, a brain disorder that caused excessive fluid buildup, and occasional depression.
The trial will resume on Monday before an eight-person jury.