Gwyneth Paltrow appears in court over a ski accident in Utah
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has arrived in court to respond to a civil lawsuit brought against her by a man who claims she injured him in a skiing accident seven years ago.
Paltrow claims she was hit from behind by another skier who had minor injuries, while Terry Sanderson, 76, a retired ophthalmologist, claims it was Paltrow who rammed him in a “full body blow” while she was skiing on the slopes of Park City, Utah. .
He says the movie star and CEO of Goop hit him so hard that he was left with “permanent traumatic brain injury, four broken ribs, pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress and disfigurement,” according to Law and crime.
The trial will determine who is responsible for damages that started at $3.1 million but have since been reduced to the $300,000 claim against Paltrow. She is seeking $1 in damages and to cover her legal fees.
The trial opens Tuesday as attorneys for both sides prepare to deliver opening statements.
Paltrow recently faced backlash over her now-viral health routine and daily diet that she put on a recent podcast with her doctor.
“Screaming hysterically like… King Kong in the Jungle.”
Mr. Sanderson claims that Ms. Paltrow was descending the novice slope of the Bandana Run on Flagstaff Mountain in an “out of control” manner, According to Court TV.
He claims she hit him so hard he got kicked out. In a press conference in 2019, he said that moments before the collision, “He heard this just hysterical screaming like… King Kong in the jungle or something”.
He said at the time that he believed the speed at which Ms. Paltrow was bitten could explain the extent of his injuries. “A small bullet can make a big hole,” he said Salt Lake Tribune.
Andrea BlancoMarch 21, 2023 18:18
The court goes on a break for lunch
Court will convene at 3 p.m. EST.
Andrea BlancoMarch 21, 2023 18:03
Defense says Terry Sanderson traveled the world after ‘permanent’ brain injury
The defense ordered the jury “not to feel sorry for” Mr. Sanderson. In an effort to undermine the plaintiff’s claim, Gwyneth Paltrow’s lawyers have alleged that Mr Sanderson has traveled to more than ten countries since the 2016 skiing accident.
Andrea BlancoMarch 21, 2023 17:59
The defense claims the incident was caught on a GoPro but the evidence was not handed over
The defense argued during opening arguments that Sanderson sent his daughter a link on the day of the accident.
“Dad,” said his daughter, “I can’t how unlucky and crazy this all is… I’m so glad you’re okay.”
Andrea BlancoMarch 21, 2023 17:47
A skateboarding victim texted “I’m famous” moments after he bumped into Gwyneth Paltrow
Eight hours after the accident, which he claims left him with permanent brain damage, Mr Sanderson texted his daughter: “I’m famous.”
Andrea BlancoMarch 21, 2023 17:38
The defense plays down allegations of serious injuries
Paltrow’s attorneys argued that Terry Sanderson was exaggerating the degree of his injuries, adding that his alleged brain damage was actually the result of aging and pre-existing problems.
Andrea BlancoMarch 21, 2023 17:35
Gwyneth Paltrow appears in court to appear in court over a 2016 skiing accident
Andrea BlancoMarch 21, 2023 17:32
Gwyneth Paltrow’s children and husband to testify
The defense said that Ms. Paltrow’s sons Abel and Moses Martin will testify.
They were 11 and 9, respectively, at the time of the accident.
Paltrow’s TV writer husband, Brad Falchuk, is also expected to take the stage.
Andrea BlancoMarch 21, 2023 17:20
The lawyer says skating is a “passionate” activity for Gwyneth Paltrow
Defense attorneys said during opening arguments that on the fateful day of the accident, Ms. Paltrow arranged a “mixer” with her children and then-boyfriend, now married to Brad Falchuk, who are now close in age.
The defense also said it was one of the first times she returned to skiing after her father’s death.
Andrea BlancoMarch 21, 2023 17:15
A man suing Gwyneth Paltrow walks out during opening arguments
Attorneys asked Terry Sanderson to step out of the courtroom during opening arguments because they “didn’t want to wipe his nose with his problems.”
Solicitors Lawrence Bowler said Mr Sanderson was “no longer a magician” and had been deeply affected by the injuries he sustained during the incident.
Andrea BlancoMarch 21, 2023 16:58
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