Gwyneth Paltrow arrives in Utah court to comment on a $300,000 civil lawsuit
Gwyneth Paltrow has arrived in court in Utah to comment in a trial over a hit-and-run skiing accident in 2016.
The actress was seen getting out of a black SUV and dressed in a long coat and sunglasses with her head down as she entered Park City Circuit Courthouse on Tuesday.
dr Terry Sanderson, 76, sued the Oscar winner in January 2019, claiming she stabbed him in the back and left the scene at the exclusive Deer Valley resort.
The retired optometrist, seen entering court wearing a face mask today, is seeking over $3.1 million in damages after the accident left him with “permanent traumatic brain injury, four broken ribs, pain, suffering.” , loss of zest for life, emotional distress and disfigurement”.
Gwyneth Paltrow has arrived in court in Utah to comment in a trial over a hit-and-run skiing accident in 2016
The actress was seen getting out of a black SUV and dressed in a long coat and sunglasses with her head down as she entered Park City Circuit Courthouse on Tuesday
dr Terry Sanderson, who came to court wearing a face mask today, is seeking over $3.1 million in damages after the accident left him with “permanent traumatic brain injury, four fractured ribs, pain, suffering and loss of life.” joie de vivre, emotional distress and disfigurement’
A judge dismissed Sanderson’s original hit-and-run claim, and the Utah Resort and Paltrow’s instructor were removed from the lawsuit, and it is now a $300,000 claim solely against the actress.
Paltrow is seeking a counterclaim of $1 in “symbolic damages” plus her attorneys’ fees in her counterclaim, and the trial begins Tuesday, 21st in Park City District Court.
Paltrow has insisted in the counterclaim obtained by The Salt Lake Tribune that it was Sanderson who drove into her and that he was the uphill skier in the fall.
She accused him of trying to “exploit her fame and wealth” with the accident, in which she suffered a full-body blow when he collided with her.
Miss Paltrow told Sanderson she was angry with him and he apologized to her, but she was “devastated and upset” by the incident and stopped skiing that day, the lawsuit states.
“I heard this hysterical scream and I was immediately hit in the back,” Sanderson said at a news conference when he originally filed the lawsuit in 2019.
“It was just instantaneous, I was hit in the back. It felt like it just propelled me forward.
In his original lawsuit, he accused her of getting up and driving away without checking on him or offering help after the accident.
Paltrow in a social media post the year before the accident at Utah’s Deer Valley Resort. She captioned the post: “20 years later and I still get it #justlikeridingabike”
Terry Sanderson (pictured) filed a lawsuit in Utah in January 2019, alleging Gwyneth Paltrow fractured four ribs, leaving him with brain damage after a skiing accident
The trial of the Deer Valley Resort incident begins today in Park City District Court
Sanderson claimed that their instructor, identified as Eric Christiansen, soon came by and informed the injured man that the incident was his fault, and then drove off too.
He says in the complaint that neither Paltrow nor the instructor alerted the ski patrol after they left him, and he was left stranded and alone on the mountainside with brain damage and four broken ribs.
“This case concerns a hit-and-run skiing accident in Deer Valley, Utah, in which the defendant, Gwyneth Paltrow, went out of control and hit the back of Terry Sanderson, another skier, who was downhill, hitting him hard and knocking him out. and caused a brain injury, four broken ribs and other serious injuries,” the legal filing said.
“Paltrow got up, turned and drove away. Sanderson lay stunned in the snow, badly injured.”
A ski instructor came by and taunted Sanderson’s claim to the file, even though he hadn’t seen the crash.
“He also failed to send assistance as he was required to and later filed a false report to protect his client, Ms. Paltrow,” the filing reads.
“Neither Ms. Paltrow nor the staff at Deer Valley Lodge have informed the emergency services about the injured Dr. Sanderson informed. They left him at the scene with severe brain injuries inflicted by Ms. Paltrow.”
Paltrow, who was caught at dinner in Park City the day after the accident, is seeking “symbolic damages” of $1 plus her attorneys’ fees in her countersuit filed in February 2019
He sought over $3.1 million in damages after the accident, but a judge dismissed his original hit-and-run claim and it is now a $300,000 claim against Miss Paltrow
A sign directing skiers to the Bandana Trail where the incident occurred
View from above: Paltrow rode down the Bandana Trail (above) with friends and family
But Paltrow claimed Sanderson said he was fine when Christiansen checked him out, stating the instructor produced a report stating that Sanderson was at fault in the incident.
Her counterclaim insists that the retired doctor’s injuries have been overstated and that a physical exam did not reveal any deficits in cognitive function.
Medical records at the time show he was diagnosed with a “mild” concussion, according to the lawsuit, and that he vacationed internationally for “extended periods of time” after the accident.
And Sanderson has 15 other chronic medical problems and a year earlier he told his doctor he was blind in his right eye and the vision in his left eye was decreasing, the documents show.
“She did not strike him,” the counterclaim states, “or give him a concussion, brain injury, or broken ribs.”
Paltrow was skiing down the resort’s Bandana beginner’s slope under the guidance of a ski instructor at the time of the incident.
According to Sanderson’s complaint, she allegedly rushed down the mountain to have lunch at Montage Lodge in Deer Valley.
Deer Valley adheres to the National Ski Areas Association’s Code of Responsibility, which states that skiers going downhill have the right-of-way, but that everyone must remain in control and be able to stop and avoid others.
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