Man who sued Gwyneth Paltrow over ski crash regrets ever filing lawsuit – National

Former optometrist Terry Sanderson, who sued actor Gwyneth Paltrow for a skiing accident in 2016, regrets filing the lawsuit.

Paltrow, 50, told reporters outside court Thursday after a jury in Utah ruled Sanderson was not responsible for a skiing accident he claimed suffered a “permanent traumatic brain injury.” sympathized with the loss of

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Sanderson, 76, called the trial “acharacter assassinationMuch of his medical history and his complicated relationship with his family was exposed during a live-streamed trial.

When asked directly whether the lawsuit was “worth it,” Sanderson simply replied, “Absolutely not.”

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As a result of the trial, Sanderson said he “will be on the internet forever.”

Sanderson filed a civil suit against Paltrow in 2019, claiming the crash caused “permanent traumatic brain injury, four broken ribs, pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment in life.” During the trial, he alleged that Paltrow left him down on the slopes of Utah’s Deer Valley Resort and fled on skis, he initially sued for $3 million, but he later sued for $30. reduced by more than $10,000.

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Paltrow countered with claims that Sanderson skied into her from behind. Her legal team claimed that Sanderson sued only to take advantage of Paltrow’s fame and status.

A Park City, Utah jury found Sanderson “100%” at fault for the ski crash. Paltrow was awarded $1 in symbolic damages and reimbursement of attorney’s fees.

Sanderson told reporters it would be difficult to sue celebrities because of the “resources available.”

Still, he praised Paltrow’s politeness, approaching him before she left the court and saying “I wish you luck”. I was.

Actor Gwyneth Paltrow speaks with retired optometrist Terry Sanderson after the verdict was read in a $300,000 lawsuit against her over a skiing accident on March 30, 2023 in Park City, Utah.

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In a statement to ET CanadaRobert B. Sykes, Esq., the law firm representing Sanderson, they and their clients said “We are all exhausted and need rest.”

The statement requested Sanderson’s privacy.

“As attorneys for Mr. Sanderson, we are considering all options, including motions for a new trial, appeals to the Utah Supreme Court, and other legal options,” the statement said. said. “These options will be thoroughly considered between attorneys and Terry Sanderson at a later date.”

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