Gwyneth Paltrow Heads to Trial 7 Years After Utah Ski Slopes Crash

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Gwyneth Paltrow can’t seem to get a break. The actress is said to be standing trial for an incident that occurred at a Utah ski resort that prompted a skier’s lawsuit. The trials are happening in the Third District Court in Park City and are expected to last over a week. The $3.9 million hit-and-run lawsuit was officially filed in 2019 by a Utah man who claims he sustained a brain injury as well as several broken bones after the model crashed into him on the Deer Valley Resort slopes back in 2016.

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The suit alleges that he suffered “pain, suffering, loss  of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, and disfigurement.” Attorney Robert Sykes, who is representing retired optometrist Terry Sanderson, revealed back in a 2019 interview that Paltrow was skiing out of control. She reportedly went on to “accept no responsibility” as she left the scene of the crash.

Sanderson’s original lawsuit listed Paltrow, her ski instructor Eric Christiansen, Deer Valley Resort Company LLC, along with two other Deer Valley employees who were unnamed.  The complaint alleged that the ski instructor berated Sanderson for “taking out Gwyneth Paltrow” and accused him of filing a false report and failing to provide aid.

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In a public statement, Paltrow denied all the allegations against her lawsuit saying it was “ ompletely without merit,”  and quickly filed a countersuit that claimed she was struck by Sanderson and not the other way around. The lawsuits sought merely $1 plus court and attorney fees from Sanderson.

According to her attorneys, Paltrow suffered a “ full body below”  from Sanderson, which left her shaking and led her and her family to quit skiing for the day. The ski instructor, who back then worked for Deer Valley resort, asked a Utah judge to remove him from the lawsuit, saying that any legal challenges should be between Paltrow and Sanderson alone. His request was at first denied, but he was eventually taken off the suit.

Back in May 2020 a judge had ruled the crash wasn’t a hit-and-run case and dismissed several charges from the lawsuit, which lessened the damages from $3.9 million to $300,000. In January, the ski instructor, the two unnamed employees, and Deer Valley Resort were dismissed from the lawsuit.

Proceedings are expected to begin in a Third District Court at 9:00 a.m. on March 21st. 

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