Man suing Gwyneth Paltrow takes stand at ski crash trial: ‘I’m living another life now’ – National

A retired optometrist is suing actor Gwyneth Paltrow for allegedly crashing into him at a ski resort in 2016, and the controversial trial entered its second week on Monday.

Paltrow, 50, has been accused of seriously injuring Terry Sanderson when he allegedly collided with him while skiing at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.

Sanderson, 76, claimed Paltrow ran into him with a ski and “knocked him down and knocked him out hard.” , pain, suffering, and loss of enjoyment in life.

He claims Paltrow left him down a slope and fled on skis. He is suing Paltrow for over $300,000.

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Paltrow denies responsibility for the crash and is countersuing for $1 and attorneys’ fees. is claimed to be causing

Before calling Sanderson on Monday, his lawyers first recalled Craig Ramon, the sole witness to the ski crash, to testify again. and claimed to have seen Sanderson injured by Paltrow.

Sanderson stood up next. He said that before his accident he was an “advanced” skier who usually hit the slopes two to three times a week.

He said it was “difficult” for him to elaborate on the accident. testified. He said the person’s ski pole hit him below his shoulder blade and “threw him off.”

Click to play video: 'Gwyneth Paltrow's ski accident trial: Terry Sanderson testified he was hit in the back by a skier and was 'flying''

Gwyneth Paltrow’s ski accident trial: Terry Sanderson testified he was hit in the back by a skier and was ‘flying’

Sanderson said he fell to the ground and was briefly “unconscious.” When he came to, Sanderson testified that he couldn’t move, but he knew there was a man screaming at him. I was trying to

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Sanderson testified that he only found out that it was Paltrow who punched him after being helped down the hill and receiving treatment.

“I’m living a different life now,” Sanderson said, referring to lingering injuries he claimed to have suffered in the accident.

Ms Sanderson said she was easily lost and had a “difficult” relationship with her family after the skiing crash. He got emotional on the stand and recounted how his daughters reacted to his personality changes caused by the brain injury.

He said the accident caused him to become a “spontaneous recluse” and lose the “spark” of his life.

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During cross-examination, Paltrow’s attorney, Stephen Owens, claimed there were several discrepancies between Sanderson’s testimony and previous depositions. , was the length of time Sanderson claimed to be unconscious after the crash, and the time frames for depositions, testimony, and various medical records varied.

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After Sanderson’s testimony, Paltrow’s attorneys will visit her two children, 16-year-old Moses and 18-year-old Apple, who were present on the day of the incident, along with ski instructors.

On Friday afternoon, Paltrow told attorneys for Sanderson’s team that she “didn’t behave unsafely” on the day of the crash, and she was with her then-boyfriend Brad Falchuk, as well as their two children. She used to ski to…now with her husband and his two children.

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The group had ski lessons on Green Run, considered the easiest course on the ski slopes. That’s when she said she felt the skis come in between skis and spread her legs. Her big body” hit her from behind.

“There was a body pressed against me and a very strange moaning,” she testified of the moment of the collision. …Is this a prank?” I thought. Is someone doing something perverted? This is really, really weird,” she said in her testimony, adding that she was “frozen” trying to figure out what was going on.

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The pair skied down the hill for a short time before “someone’s skis got stuck on the edge” and Paltrow landed on top of Sanderson, causing the skis to tangle and collapse.

“He punched me in the back. Yes, that’s exactly what happened,” Paltrow said as her attorney read back part of her account of the events from the deposition.

Gwyneth Paltrow enters court for trial March 24, 2023 in Park City, Utah.

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Paltrow said she waited for Sanderson to get up — “enough time to say he’s okay” — before she skated.

“I think you have to remember when you’re the victim of a collision, your psychology isn’t necessarily thinking about the perpetrator,” Paltrow testified.

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‘It wasn’t me who caused the accident’: Gwyneth Paltrow testifies at ski crash trial

In a testimony, Paltrow said she was left with an “overstretched” right knee and back pain after Sanderson crashed into her from behind. She testified that she “lost half a day of skiing” as a result of the alleged injury. Of note, I recorded a receipt for a ski trip of US$8,980 per day as evidence.

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Paltrow said she sympathized with Sanderson, but said she didn’t give him the brain damage shown in an MRI she underwent in 2016.

“I feel very sorry for him. He seems to have had a very difficult life, but I didn’t cause the accident, so I can’t be held responsible for what happened to him afterwards.” “I can’t,” she testified.

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