Gwyneth Paltrow sues in $300k ski crash lawsuit – National
Actor and businessman Gwyneth Paltrow is due to appear in court next week to testify in a civil lawsuit filed by a retired ophthalmologist alleging that she seriously injured him during a ski crash in 2016, according to multiple reports.
Terry Sanderson has accused Paltrow, 50, of negligence and is suing for $300,000 (about $410,000). He alleges the Goop founder collided with him while skiing at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, “knocking him so hard, knocking him out.”
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In a complaint filed in 2019, Sanderson, 76, said the accident left him with “permanent traumatic brain injury, broken four ribs, pain, suffering, loss of joy in life”. He claimed that Paltrow let him collapse on the slope and slipped away.
In a counterclaim, Paltrow said Sanderson skied on her in a “full-body blow,” leaving her with minor injuries that prevented her from skiing the next day. She claims he apologized to her after the accident.
Paltrow said she only left the scene of the crash after a Deer Valley Resort employee confirmed she could leave.
She also alleges Sanderson said earlier that he didn’t remember the crash well.
In 2019, Sanderson classified the crash as a collision but that was later overruled by a judge. Any mention of incidents after the collision – including Sanderson’s allegation that a resort employee did not witness the collision slipped and accusing Sanderson of being responsible for the crash accident – also not allowed.
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Sanderson’s original lawsuit seeks $3.1 million in damages.
In her counterclaim, Paltrow is only asking for $1 in damages (a symbolic gesture) and capital for her attorney’s fees.
Testing will begin on March 21 in Utah. To win the civil case, Sanderson must prove his burden of proof and prove his injury was caused by a direct ski collision.
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