The actress is sure that the man is making use of her wealth and fame
Gwyneth Paltrow is accused of seriously injuring a man whily skiing in Park City, Utah, in 2016. On Tuesday, the actress appeared in court as the civil trial over the deal has already begun. The prosecutor is 76-year-old Terry Sanderson. The man filed against the actress for causing a dangerous collision which brought about the serious injuries of the man. He also claims, that Paltrow left him on the ground and continued her descent down the slopes with her friend. As a result, the man received a brain injury, four broken ribs and other serious injuries.
At first, Sanderson sued for $3 million, but the suit was dismissed. Then he decreased his claims to $300,000. Paltrow, in her turn, filed a counterclaim and is seeking legal fees. The actress is sure that the man is overstating his damages, making use of her wealth and fame.
On the first day of the civil trial, the first witness appeared in the court. Craig Ramon was an aquaintance to Mr. Sanderson, who is said to be the only witness of the collision.
The witness described the accident: “The skier slammed him very hard directly in the back. His skis went out and he fell face down. Gwyneth was on top of him, she bounced off and kept skiing for 5-10ft.”
The Hollywood actress did not refute that they collided, but the parties started arguing that the accident was actually Sanderson’s fault. Steve Owens, Gwyneth’s lawyer, claims that Sanderson was the one who collided with the actress. Taking into account that the man suffered vision and hearing loss, it is more possible that the man hadn’ noticed the other skier before the accident.