Gwyneth Paltrow to stand trial for ski accident
One skier claims Paltrow stabbed him roughly, leaving him with broken ribs and a traumatic brain injury — but Paltrow’s counter-suit tells a different story.
PARK CITY, Utah – Gwyneth Paltrow is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday in a lawsuit filed by a retired optometrist who says the lifestyle influence actress stabbed her. brutally on him in 2016 while skiing in Utah at one of the most upscale ski resorts in America.
Terry Sanderson, 76, said Paltrow was going downhill so recklessly that they collided, leaving him on the ground as she and her entourage continued down the Deer Valley Resort, a mountain reserved only for her. for skiers known for their well-prepared runs, après-ski champagne yurts and luxury clientele.
“Gwyneth Paltrow was skiing out of control,” Sanderson’s attorney stated in the lawsuit, “knocking him down so hard, knocking him unconscious and causing traumatic brain injury, four broken ribs, and serious injuries other important. Paltrow got to his feet, turned, and slid away, leaving Sanderson stunned, lying in the snow, severely injured.”
In a lawsuit that spans the years since the 2016 incident, Sanderson is suing Paltrow for $300,000 — alleging the Park City crash was negligent and left him with physical injuries and mental suffering.
At ski resorts, the downhill skier has the right to go first, so the central question in this case is who slipped further than the beginner’s track when the collision occurred. Both Paltrow and Sanderson claimed in court filings that they went downhill when the other crashed into them.
Sanderson also accused Deer Valley and its employees of engaging in a “cover-up” by failing to provide adequate information about incident reports and not following the resort’s safety policies.
After the original lawsuit seeking $3.1 million was dropped, Sanderson amended the complaint and he is now seeking $300,000. Paltrow — the Oscar-winning actress known for her roles in “Shakespeare in Love” and Marvel’s “Iron Man” — has filed a countersuit, seeking attorneys’ fees and $1 in damages. .
Paltrow countered that he was indeed the culprit in the collision, exaggerating his injuries and trying to take advantage of her fame and wealth. In addition to her acting career, she is also the founder and CEO of the high-end healthcare company goop.
In court filings, her attorneys deny Sanderson’s claims and allege that he was the one who hit her – a collision that left her with a “full body blow”. Her counterclaim alleges that members of Paltrow’s team checked on Sanderson, who assured them he was fine. It casts doubt on his motives and claims of injury, noting that prior to the incident, he had 15 documented medical conditions.
“He asked Miss Paltrow to pay him millions of dollars. If she doesn’t pay, she will face negative publicity due to his allegations,” her attorney wrote in a 2019 court filing.
The trial in Park City is expected to last more than a week.
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