Apple, 18, and Moses, 16, could not appear in court due to scheduling issues, so their statements were read out by lawyers for the jury to hear.
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Apparently the children were “ready, willing, and able” to testify at the trial, scheduling conflicts kept them from taking the stand.
Lawyers read parts of the transcripts word for word on Tuesday in order for them to be accepted as evidence.
Moses was nine years old when his mom had a ski crash with a retired doctor, Sanderson, who was 76, on February 26th, 2016. Moses said he did not witness the collision when it happened. Paltrow, aged 50, said she believed Moses was to her left and slightly behind her, while her daughter Apple, who was eleven at the time, was further down the slope.
“When I skied over, I heard my mom yelling at the guy,” Moses recalled of the immediate aftermath of the collision. “She was saying something along the lines of, ‘What the F-word. You just ran into me.’ ”
Moses denied that he called out to his mom while they were skiing, and the plaintiff’s lawyers suggested this was the reason why Paltrow was not paying attention when they claim she crashed into Sanderson.
Apple gave a deposition which was read aloud by lawyers. She stated that she did not witness the collision, but heard a woman’s scream behind her. She continued going down to the lodge, as she was further away. Afterwards, Apple shared what Paltrow said to her when they were reunited.
Apple shared that around lunchtime, “My mom told me. She was very— she told us what happened. … I noticed she looked a bit shocked, and I asked what had happened, and she said, ‘This A-hole ran into me. He ran right into my back.’ And I remember she did this motion saying he ran into her back and they both went down. I remember that’s what she said.”
“She was in a state of shock,” Apple continued, “She decided after that she was not going to ski for the rest of the day, which she never does; she always stays on. But she decided to get off because she was in shock and she was in a bit of pain. … I never see her really shaken up like that. She was very clearly visibly upset, and she had some sort of pain.”
The trial is set to end later this week and the jury will be sent to deliberate.