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Gwyneth Paltrow Takes The Stand

Updated: Jun 26, 2023

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow appeared in a Park City courtroom to testify in a trial over a skiing accident in Utah in 2016. Paltrow is accused of colliding with Terry Sanderson, a 76-year-old retired optometrist, causing him serious injuries before leaving the scene on a beginner slope at Deer Valley Resort.



On the day of the collision, Paltrow was skiing with her two children, her husband Brad Falchuk, and his two children. The collision occurred on the first day of their trip to the resort. In her testimony, Paltrow claimed that Sanderson had skied directly into her back, causing the accident.


Sanderson filed the lawsuit nearly three years after the collision occurred, claiming that the accident left him with numerous injuries, including a brain injury, four broken ribs, and emotional damage. Paltrow filed a countersuit against Sanderson, claiming that he skied into her.



As the trial continues into next week, Paltrow's team is expected to call several witnesses to the stand, including medical experts, ski instructors, and her two children, Moses and Apple.

The trial has garnered significant attention as both parties are seeking compensation for their legal costs. Sanderson is seeking $300,000 in damages, while Paltrow is seeking just $1.

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