Gwyneth Paltrow Testifies in Skiing Collision Lawsuit
Paltrow Claims Sanderson Ran into Her from Behind
Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow has appeared in court to testify in a lawsuit brought against her by retired optometrist Terry Sanderson, who claims she collided with him while skiing. Paltrow has denied the accusation and claimed that Sanderson ran into her from behind. She also stated that she thought the incident was either a practical joke or sexual assault.
Paltrow Claims Sanderson Fell to the Ground as Skis Became Entangled
Paltrow maintained her version of events, stating that both she and Sanderson fell to the ground as their skis became entangled, at which point she pushed away from him and yelled. She then continued skiing to meet her children and then-boyfriend for lunch. She also revealed feeling some discomfort and pain after the incident.
VanOrman and Paltrow Discuss Height
Paltrow’s height also came up during the proceedings, with opposing lawyer Kristin VanOrman teasing her about her nearly 5-foot-10 stature, to which Paltrow responded with a compliment about VanOrman’s four-inch heels.
Falchuk and Sanderson Set to Testify
Both Paltrow’s current partner, Brad Falchuk, and Terry Sanderson are expected to testify next week. Paltrow and Falchuk’s two children will also be attending court.
Sanderson Suing Paltrow for Millions
The lawsuit was filed by Sanderson in 2019, three years after the Park City skiing incident. Sanderson initially sued Paltrow for $3 million, claiming it was a hit-and-run, but has since lowered his claim to $300,000. Paltrow has filed a counterclaim for just $1 and attorney’s fees. She also accused Sanderson of exploiting her fame for money, highlighting emails between Sanderson and his daughter with the subject line ‘I’m Famous…At What Cost?’
Trial Offers Viral Moments
The trial has attracted significant social media attention, with Paltrow’s use of a $250 notebook to shield her face from photographers and offer of treats to courtroom staff being two examples.