PHOTO+VIDEO | Gwyneth Paltrow in court: She ran over a doctor with her skis, he is seeking millions in damages
The Hollywood actress and entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow appeared in a Park City courtroom, and a verdict in the 2016 case is expected next week.
Paltrow on March 21, wearing a white pullover with discreet makeup and loose hair, she arrived at a Park City courtroom for a jury trial in a private lawsuit filed against her Dr. Terry Sanderson, an ophthalmologist, whom she bumped into in 2016 on the Deer Valley ski slope.
The prosecutor claims that the famous actress "picked him up" on the track and that he suffered injuries from the impact and the subsequent fall that irreversibly impaired his quality of life, and he is demanding damages in the amount of 3,1 million dollars from her.
Terry Sanderson initially sued Paltrow over the 2019 incident for $3,1 million — he later amended the complaint, ultimately seeking $ 300.000.
According to the attached medical documentation, he suffered brain injuries, four ribs were broken, and due to mental pain and suffering, he cannot continue with his normal life.
Sanderson further claims that Gwyneth Paltrow fled the scene of the accident after the collision "she got up and skied off, which further shocked Sanderson who was lying injured in the snow on the trail." In addition, it is reported that the ski instructor who accompanied the actress – but did not see the collision on the trail – later falsely accused Sanderson of causing the accident.
According to the rules of ski resorts in the state of Utah, those who ski in front have the right of way, while those coming behind them at a higher speed must watch out for them and avoid them. Sanderson claims that Gwyneth Paltrow was speeding down the runway and that he saw the collision and heard her screaming hysterically.
The lawsuit demanding millions in damages was filed in 2019, and the trial is expected to last eight days.
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