Gwyneth Paltrow Triumphs in High-Profile Ski Collision Lawsuit
The actress expressed her gratitude to the judge and jury in a statement shared on her Instagram Story, stating that acquiescing to a false claim would have compromised her integrity. She thanked Judge Holmberg and...
A 50-year-old actress has emerged victorious in a lawsuit filed against her by Terry Sanderson, a retired optometrist who sued her for $300,000 over a 2016 skiing collision at Utah’s Deer Valley Resort. The ‘Iron Man’ star countersued for costs and a symbolic amount of $1. On Thursday, March 30th, 2023, a jury in Park City, Utah found Sanderson “100 percent” at fault for the accident.
The actress expressed her gratitude to the judge and jury in a statement shared on her Instagram Story, stating that acquiescing to a false claim would have compromised her integrity. She thanked Judge Holmberg and the deliberating panel for their “thoughtfulness” in handling the case.
Her legal team, led by attorney Steve Owens, released a similar statement, emphasizing that the actress has a history of standing up for what she believes in and will continue to do so. They also expressed their appreciation for the unanimous outcome and the thoughtful approach of the judge and jury.
After the verdict was announced, the actress approached Sanderson in the courtroom and whispered something in his ear. According to a source who spoke to E! News, she said, “I wish you well.”
Sanderson, 76, initially sued the ‘Shakespeare in Love star in 2019, alleging that the skiing collision had caused him a brain injury, four broken ribs, and other injuries. He also claimed to have suffered from severe psychological problems, including fear, anxiety, and depression as a result of the incident. He initially sought damages of $3.1 million, but a judge later reduced the amount to $300,000 in compensation for the alleged injuries.
The actress countersued a month later, claiming that Sanderson was the one who collided with her and subsequently blamed her in an attempt to exploit her celebrity status and wealth. Following a trial that lasted over a week, it took the jury just two hours and 20 minutes to reach a verdict, ultimately finding Sanderson at fault for the accident.