Gwyneth Paltrow Heads To Court In Utah For 2016 Ski Accident Trial

Gwyneth Paltrow Skiing Lawsuit
In this image taken from pool video, actor Gwyneth Paltrow appears during a hearing, Tuesday, March 21, 2023, in Park City, Utah, where she is accused in a lawsuit of crashing into a skier during a 2016 family ski vacation, leaving him with brain damage and four broken ribs. Terry Sanderson claims that the actor-turned-lifestyle influencer was cruising down the slopes so recklessly that they violently collided, leaving him on the ground as she and her entourage continued their descent down Deer Valley Resort, a skiers-only mountain known for its groomed runs, après-ski champagne yurts and posh clientele. (Pool Video via AP)

Chattanooga, Tennessee—(Pulse)

Gwyneth Paltrow appeared in court on Tuesday (March 21st) to defend herself against retired optometrist Terry Sanderson over an alleged ski accident that took place at the Deer Valley Ski Resort near Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2016.

According to court documents, Sanderson claims Paltrow’s skiing was “out of control” as she hit him in the back, “knocking him down hard, knocking him out, and causing a brain injury, four broken ribs and other serious injuries.” He originally sued Paltrow for $3.1 million, but a judge ruled that he can only seek $300,000 in damages.

The Shakespeare in Love actress is denying Sanderson’s claims. Instead, she says he was the one who crashed into her on the slopes, causing her to experience a “full ‘body blow.’” The Goop founder is seeking $1 in damages in her counterclaim suit, with the addition of legal fees. She believes Sanderson’s lawsuit is “an attempt to exploit her celebrity and wealth.”

The trial is expected to continue through the end of March.

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