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Gwyneth Paltrow’s lawyer complains after actress is photographed in court

Actor Gwyneth Paltrow’s ongoing civil trial over a 2016 ski collision continued on Wednesday.

The Hollywood star and Goop CEO has been accused of crashing into retired optometrist Terry Sanderson, 76, on a ski slope at the Deer Valley resort in Park City, Utah in February 2016.

Mr Sanderson claims Paltrow slammed into him in a “full body hit” leaving him with “permanent traumatic brain injury, four broken ribs, pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress and disfigurement”.

Meanwhile, Paltrow claims that it was Ms Sanderson who crashed into her on the slope.


Testifying for Mr Sanderson’s legal team, neuro-radiology expert Dr Windell Gibby said the scenario presented by Mr Sanderson was more compatible with the degree of the injuries he experienced.

“The force of injury of just falling over would not be the same as if you had someone striking you and knocking you over,” Dr Gibby said. “If you have the combined force of two people, that would also increase… his likelihood for injury.”

The injuries caused Mr Sanderson to “abruptly” suffer a sharp decline in his mental and emotional quality of life, the radiologist said.

Seven years on, the trial will decide who’s responsible for the damages which began at $3.1m but were since lowered to a $300,000 claim against Paltrow. She is seeking a single dollar in damages and for her legal fees to be covered.


Testimony is done for the day

Testimony has ceased for the day in Park City, Utah, in the trial over who’s responsible for a 2016 ski crash involving Gwyneth Paltrow.

Thanks for reading, and stay with The Independent for the latest news and analysis from the case.


Josh Marcus23 March 2023 01:11


Gwyneth Paltrow ski crash caused man to ‘abruptly’ lose mental function, Utah court hears

A 2016 ski crash with actor Gwyneth Paltrow caused a man to suffer long-term injuries, including to his mental health and cognitive ability, a Utah court heard on Wednesday, during a second day of testimony in a Park City courthouse.

Retired optometrist Terry Sanderson is seeking $300,000 in damages for the impact of a collision between the two at the Deer Valley resort in Utah, which experts testified left the now 76-year-old with lasting damage.

Radiologist Dr Wendell Gibby, who examined Mr Sanderson, told the court the man had the “typical hallmarks” of a brain injury, and his quality of life “deteriorated abruptly” following the crash, drastically changing things for the typically “very high-functioning, high-energy person.”

More details in our full story.

Josh Marcus23 March 2023 01:06


Gastroenterologist condemns Gwyneth Paltrow’s use of ‘rectal ozone therapy’

A trial over a 2016 ski accident is not the only controversy the Goop mogul is facing.

The Independent’s Amber Raiken reports:

Andrea Blanco23 March 2023 01:00


Gwyneth Paltrow claims the extent of Mr Sanderson’s injuries was exaggerated

Ms Paltrow says in her pre-trial filing that Mr Sanderson’s injuries are exaggerated because an examination was conducted with his doctor, which didn’t reveal anything lacking in his cognitive functioning, the claim says.

The movie star’s filing states that medical records show that he was diagnosed with a “mild” concussion and that he has spent “extended periods of time” on vacation abroad following the crash.


The counterclaim also alleges that Mr Sanderson had 15 chronic medical problems and that he had told his physician a year previously that he was blind in his right eye, and that the vision in his left eye was getting worse.

“She did not knock him down or cause him to suffer a concussion, brain injury, or broken ribs,” Ms Paltrow’s filing states.

Andrea Blanco23 March 2023 00:00


Second day of Gwyneth Paltrow’s $300,000 skiing collision trial wraps

Gwyneth Paltrow enters the courtroom on Wednesday


Actor Gwyneth Paltrow looks on as she sits in the courtroom on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, in Park City, Utah



Andrea Blanco22 March 2023 23:00


Doctor says man in Gwyneth Paltrow ski accident can’t enjoy wine tasting anymore

Terry Sanderson, a retired optometrist, claims a 2016 ski crash with Gwyneth Paltrow left him with permanent injuries that altered his quality of life.

“Terry had been a high-functioning, active person,” Dr Wendell Gibby, a neuroradiology expert, said of Mr Sanderson’s injuries during testimony on Wednesday. “Every day he was doing lots of things. Meeting groups, wine tasting, skiing, volunteering.”

“After the accident, he deteriorated abruptly and many of the activities he loved to do, he stopped doing,” the expert added.

Ms Paltrow has asserted it was Mr Sanderson who crashed into her.


Josh Marcus22 March 2023 22:57


Doctor describes ‘mind injury’ after ski accident

Neuropsychologist Dr Sam Goldstein says Terry Sanderson, 76, may have suffered from a psychological “mind injury” in addition to a “minor” physical brain injury after allegedly colliding with actor Gwyneth Paltrow on a Utah ski slope in 2016.

“There’s a brain injury and there’s a mind injury,” said the doctor, who consulted with Mr Sanderson after the accident. “The mind injury is more emotional or psychological, in the sense of what his mind chooses to think about those events subsequently in his life and what happened. What I suggested was that at that moment in time, if I could help his mind look at his life a little different, then I think he could function quite a bit better. He could return to doing some of the things he was doing before.”

Josh Marcus22 March 2023 22:40


Doctor says apology wouldn’t be enough after ski crash

A doctor who consulted with retired optometrist Terry Sanderson after his alleged 2016 collision with Gwyneth Paltrow says at this point, an apology from the actor and Goop founder might not be enough.


Dr Sam Goldstein said under cross-examination by the defence that Mr Sanderson had long struggled with the thought that “the person who skied into him lacked remorse or didn’t support him.”

Over time, Mr Sanderson came to worry the crash left him with cognitive function issues, and “his perception of his dysfunction in every day life became a much bigger issue,” the doctor continued.

“If the person who allegedly skied into him apologised, I don’t think it would solve all his problems today,” he added.

Josh Marcus22 March 2023 22:27


Defence brings up Mr Sanderson’s previous ‘anger management’

Ms Paltrow’s attorneys sought to poke holes in Mr Sanderson’s claim that the accident caused him a severe brain injury that changed his behaviour and affected his brain functions.

They argued that records from 2009 state Mr Sanderson had previous anger management and that he “struggled with self-disclosure” before the 2016 collision.


Andrea Blanco22 March 2023 22:20


Dr Goldstein says accident caused ‘acute, rapid, downturn’

Dr Goldstein said that Mr Sanderson’s health issues previous to the accident are not the reason he is struggling today with brain functions.

“Mr Sanderson may have had pre-existing issues with his brain, with his mood, with his health,” Dr Goldstein testified. “But there was, based on the record, an acute, adverse change in his behaviour and emotional function.”

He added: “Initially, it appeared to be a consequence of his physical injuries, he was in pain.”

“But over time, it became apparent that it was more than him being disrupted by pain and that were it not for that particular accident, the life he was living in the six months to a year before, would have been the life he continued to be living.”

Andrea Blanco22 March 2023 21:28


Source: Independent

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