Gwyneth Paltrow ski trial: Lawyer asks about GoPro video

Park City, Utah –

Gwyneth Paltrow’s lawyers asked the daughter of the man who sued actor-turned-lifestyle influencer Gwyneth over her 2016 skiing accident about the loss of GoPro camera footage, which she called “the most important piece of evidence” at trial Thursday. I was.

Paltrow’s attorney, Steve Owens, told one of the man’s daughters, Polly Grasham, that they had exchanged emails with their father about the mysterious footage and that a lawsuit had been filed against Paltrow because she was famous. I asked about sex.

No GoPro footage was found and was not included as evidence in the trial.

“I’m famous…what will it cost?” Terry Sanderson, a 76-year-old retired optometrist suing Paltrow, wrote in the subject line of an email to his family after the crash: I’m here.

Sanderson is seeking more than $300,000 in damages from Paltrow, claiming he recklessly skied into Paltrow during a beginner run at Deer Valley Resort seven years ago, breaking his ribs and giving him a concussion. I am suing. Paltrow countersued, claiming Sanderson caused the crash and seeking $1 and attorney fees.

The trial took increasingly personal notes on the third day of proceedings, as Sanderson’s daughter and a neuropsychologist testified about his declining health.

Sanderson’s attorneys tried to convince jurors that the collision would change the course of the client’s life, leave brain damage, and damage relationships with loved ones.

Paltrow’s attorneys questioned whether Glasham and neuropsychologist Dr. Alina Fong could say with certainty that Sanderson’s slump was not the result of aging or her documented pre-crash conditions. We asked Glasham about his father’s anger issues, divorce, and estranged relationship with another daughter who hasn’t testified in court.

Paltrow has previously called the lawsuit an attempt to capitalize on her fame and notoriety. On Thursday, her lead attorney, Owens, asked Grasham why his father texted him about his newfound fame.

“It’s a bit like his character, downplaying the seriousness of the situation,” Grasham said of the email.

Owens describes his “obsession” with the Sanderson case and clashing with celebrities like Paltrow, the Oscar-winning star of “Shakespeare in Love” and the founder and CEO of wellness company Goop. to see if he thinks is “cool”.

Sanderson is scheduled to testify about the crash’s lasting effects on Friday. While his doctors and specialists detailed his health problems, he did not appear in court.

Paltrow could be called to testify on Friday or early next week when the eight-day trial continues.

The proceedings so far have touched on a variety of themes, from skier etiquette to the power and burden of celebrities. The stakes for both sides pale in comparison to the typical legal costs of multi-year lawsuits, private security details and weighty trials of expert witnesses. He told staff that the trial was about “value, not cost.”

During the first two days of the trial, lawyers debated whether Sanderson or Paltrow was going downhill during the crash. Witnesses explained that Sanderson’s injuries were likely caused by someone hitting him from behind, and the noticeable change in Sanderson’s mental acuity was due to the injuries from that day. I thought.

Paltrow’s attorneys tried to explain that Sanderson was not the result of an accident, but was 76 years old, declining according to the normal course of aging. They haven’t asked their own witnesses to testify yet, but they plan to call Paltrow’s husband Brad Falchuk and her two children, Moses and Apple, to the stand next week in opening statements for the jury. be.


Associated Press writer Anna Furman contributed a report from Los Angeles.

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