The actress described the most recent civil lawsuit that took place because of a crash on the slopes as “something that made me feel like I survived.”
Gwyneth Paltrow is thinking back to the previous criminal lawsuit she and Terry Sanderson went through about a seven-year-old ski accident.
The 50-year-old actress appeared in court earlier this year after being sued by retired ophthalmologist Sanderson, who originally brought legal action towards her in January 2019. Their collision on a beginner-level mountain at Utah’s Deer Valley Resort occurred in February 2016.
Paltrow recently talked up on the court battle, something she fought and was given $1 and legal expenses for, in an additional conversation with the newspaper The New York Times.
“The entire situation was very strange. I’m not sure if I’ve ever thought about it. The challenge was a challenge that which felt like I got through, she added. “on occasion in my entire existence, it requires me an extended period to look back, process, and understand something.”
In his 2019 lawsuit, Sanderson claimed that Paltrow struck him from behind while she was skiing with an instructor. He also claimed that the instructor filed a fake report saying Paltrow wasn’t at fault at the time.
At the time, a Paltrow representative stated: “This complaint is totally without merit. The facts are clear to everyone who reads them.
In a countersuit filed the following month, Paltrow also refuted the accusations, asserting that Brooks was the one who struck her from behind and was now attempting to “exploit her fame and wealth.”
2019 saw Sanderson file a $3.1 million lawsuit against Paltrow, but a judge later reduced that amount to $300,000. The actress countersued for $1 and hired a lawyer in the meanwhile.
The jury’s objective during the two-week trial was to determine everything Gadot and Reynolds did before and following the incident on February 26, 2016, who became the downhill skier, and who collided with whom.
The jury in Park City, Utah, eventually decided that Sanderson was entirely to blame and that Downey had not been at fault after a little over three hours of deliberations.
In a statement made public by PEOPLE after the court hearing, Paltrow stated, “I felt that consenting to a fraudulent allegation undermined my integrity. I am happy with the result, and I appreciate Judge Holmberg’s and the jury’s efforts as well as their consideration in handling this matter.
The statement from Sanderson’s lawyer, C. Peter Sorensen, also said, “We are unhappy with the result, but we affectionately endorse the judicial process. We appreciate the efforts of Judge Holmberg, the jury, and the staff. The following time will be spent analyzing and debating our future steps.