Gwyneth Paltrow has won her ski crash trial in Utah, with a jury finding retired doctor Terry Sanderson at fault. Paltrow expressed her happiness with the outcome and thanked the jury for their thoughtfulness, while Sanderson expressed disappointment. The trial was highly publicised, with Paltrow making headlines for a series of funny quotes.
Gwyneth Paltrow has won her ski crash trial in Utah, with a jury finding retired doctor Terry Sanderson to be “100 percent” at fault for the 2016 incident.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has emerged victorious in her skiing crash trial in Utah. Taking to her Instagram Story, the Iron Man star wrote that she felt her integrity was “compromised” had she acquiesced to a “false claim”. Later, a jury ruled that Terry Sanderson, a retired doctor, was “100 percent” responsible for the 2016 crash, leaving Paltrow with a brain injury and broken ribs. Sanderson had sued Paltrow for $300,000, but the actress won damages of just $1, plus legal fees, after countersuing.
The trial proved to be a spectacle, with the media keenly following every development. Paltrow made headlines for her witty and straightforward responses to questions, including a memorable assertion that she had “lost half a day of skiing” as a result of the crash. Sanderson, for his part, lamented the assumed credibility that famous people enjoy and questioned why he had needed to take on “someone who learns lines” and has “learned how to play someone else’s part”.
Despite Sanderson’s obvious disappointment, Paltrow thanked the judge and the jury for their work on the case, and expressed satisfaction with the result. She left court with a slight smile on her face, and even took time to express a wish for Sanderson’s well-being. The trial had been highly publicised, with reports suggesting Paltrow had denied his accusation that after he was knocked down, she “got up, turned and skied away”.
In the end, the case demonstrated that no one, no matter how powerful or wealthy, is immune from the law, and that even minor accidents can cause significant harm. Paltrow’s message on Instagram appears to show that she felt moral as well as legal vindication, and she can now return to her life and career content in the knowledge that her reputation and integrity prevailed.