Gwyneth Paltrow Ski Crash Trial - First Week Of The Trial Ended
Gwyneth Paltrow is present in the Gwyneth Paltrow ski crash trial, in Utah courtroom for a civil case involving a 2016 skiing incident. Paltrow, 50, is being sued by retired ophthalmologist Terry Sanderson, who initially filed a claim against her in January 2019, following an incident that occurred in February 2016 when the two collided while skiing a novice slope at Deer Valley Resort.
Paltrow, 50, is being sued by retired ophthalmologist Terry Sanderson, who initially filed a claim against her in January 2019, following an incident that occurred in February 2016 when the two collided while skiing a novice slope at Deer Valley Resort.
Sanderson stated in his 2019 complaint that Paltrow collided with him from behind while she was skiing with an instructor, and that the instructor submitted a fake report saying Paltrow was not at fault.
Key moments from Gwyneth Paltrow’s ski crash trial so far
The first week of the trial concerning Gwyneth Paltrow's ski crash trial in Utah in 2016 has concluded. Gwyneth Paltrow has denied in court that she caused a ski collision in Utah in 2016 that allegedly caused the plaintiff life-altering disabilities.
According to Terry Sanderson, age 76, the crash was caused by the actress. He is claiming damages of $300,000 (£244,000). 50-year-old Ms. Paltrow has countersued. She claimed that she felt "hurt and violated" after he crashed with her.
According to Mr. Sanderson's attorneys, Ms. Paltrow fled the scene of the accident because she was distracted by her children on the slope. According to Mr. Sanderson's civil action, he had a permanent brain injury and four cracked ribs. Ms. Paltrow testified in court on Friday, the fourth day of the trial, saying the collision left her knee uncomfortable and that she afterwards received a massage.
When asked if she was being an aggressive skier, she said that she was not, and that the slope was a family-friendly green run. Sanderson, according to Paltrow, skied directly into her. She stated that he ran into her from behind, with his skis in between hers, and then she fell a few seconds later.
Paltrow's actions after the crash was the topic of numerous questions from both Sanderson's attorney and her own attorney. Sanderson's attorney questioned why the actor would yell at him if she wished to maintain a "low profile" on the slopes.
The attorneys for Paltrow and Sanderson have been vying to persuade the 10-person jury that their client was the skier who was positioned downhill and so had the right of way. Sanderson has been countersued by Paltrow. Friday, Sanderson's daughter testified moments before Paltrow took the stand.
Friday began with Mark Stephen Herath, the brother of Sanderson's son-in-law, on the stand. He discussed the ongoing impact of Sanderson's skiing accident in Park City, Utah, the mountain town where the Sundance film festival is also held.
Friday is the last day that Sanderson's attorneys can compel Paltrow to testify in a trial that the judge, Kent Holmberg, and the counsel for both sides have agreed will last eight days, with each side receiving four days to call its own witnesses.
In prior depositions in the drawn-out case, she stated that she "froze" when the accident occurred when she was skiing with one of her children on an easy slope.
The attorneys for Ms. Paltrow contend that Mr. Sanderson is to blame for the accident and that he suffered from a number of medical conditions prior to the collision, including vision and hearing loss as a result of a stroke, a brain disorder that caused excessive fluid buildup, and occasional depression.
On Monday, the trial before an eight-person jury will continue. Both parties contend that they were the downhill skier and hence had the right of way in this dispute.
Gwyneth Paltrow ski crash trial has thus far focused attention on Park City and Deer Valley resort, where Paltrow and Sanderson were involved in a collision. The resort is renowned for its sunny slopes, après-ski champagne yurts, and luxurious lodges, making it one of the most upscale in North America.
Attorneys questioned whether Sanderson's declining health and estranged connections were the result of the crash or the natural aging process. The trial has addressed topics ranging from skiing etiquette to the power and responsibility of celebrity.
Sanderson is expected to testify when court proceedings continue on Monday. Paltrow's team is also scheduled to bring in medical professionals, ski instructors, and her two children, Moses and Apple.