Gwyneth Paltrow smirks while leaving court after her lawyers undermine case of man suing her
Gwyneth Paltrow was seen beaming as she left Park City court on Wednesday after another long day of trial in the ongoing 2016 skiing accident case, which Paltrow’s smile indicates she thinks is going well.
The actress and lifestyle guru wore a chic navy blue long coat over a black ensemble with classic Ray Ban aviator sunglasses and a faint smile as she left the building ahead of the final day of trial scheduled for Thursday.
The seventh day of the trial ended without Paltrow’s lawyers calling the actress’s husband, Brad Falchuk, to the stand.
On Thursday, court will resume closing arguments, after which the jury will retire to consider its verdict.
The actress and lifestyle guru wore a long blue coat, black outfit, classic Ray Ban aviator sunglasses and a faint smile as she left the building ahead of the final day of trial scheduled for Thursday.
Retired optometrist Terry Sanderson is suing Paltrow for 0,000 for allegedly rear-ending him in 2016.
Paltrow has responded to the civil suit in the amount of $1, claiming she is innocent.
The 76-year-old retired doctor claims he suffered four broken ribs and a permanent brain injury that has drastically changed his personality for the worse.
In the courtroom on Wednesday, Ms Paltrow, 50, was dressed in black and her blonde hair fell loose around her face.
Sanderson doubled down on his claim that he had changed dramatically after the accident, telling the court: “Looking back in time, I was determined to show that I was not mentally challenged.” I found it was like flipping a switch. It was like I was on the light side and now I’m on the dark side.
Returning to his version of the accident, he said: “I was sliding down the slope, making no turns, then the silence was broken by a hysterical scream.” The best hysterical scream you’ve ever heard.
He added: “I consider it a hit and run when you run into something or someone and leave the scene.” There was no one there when I woke up; If the person who did it isn’t there when you wake up, it’s a hit and run.
Asked if he regretted filing the case, he said: “It sucks trying to sue a celebrity.” I felt like I was badly hurt and then I had so many insults added to that and layered on top of it.
“This is an issue someone needs to be held accountable for, and if they don’t, they will again.”
At one point, the retiree’s attorney, Kristin Van Orman, asked the 5-foot-5 Sanderson to step down from the witness stand to show he’s not “a very big man” as Paltrow had described to the public. person who hit her
Sanderson was also questioned about a series of vacation photos he had posted on his Facebook account, including trips to Morocco, Switzerland, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Thailand and the Canary Islands, all of which had occurred after the accident.
Another image showed him at a rock concert later in 2016, visiting a waterfall, taking a Zumba class, enjoying a drinking session with friends and skiing after the collision in 2017.
He was even shown riding a camel in Morocco and posing in front of a temple in Thailand.
On cross-examination, Sanderson claimed that his travels had been encouraged by his therapist, who told him to take the trips as “part of the healing process”.
In a shocking moment, Paltrow’s attorney asked Sanderson whether or not she had described the actress as “King Kong” or “Godzilla.”
‘Did you or not compare my client to King Kong coming out of the jungle?’
Sanderson did not dispute that he made the comment, but said: “I question my intentions.”
“I meant that King Kong just brought someone out of the jungle,” he said.
The defense said Sanderson’s daughter testified that he had referred to Paltrow as “Godzilla,” something Sanderson said he doesn’t remember.
Paltrow is seen leaving the Park City, Utah courthouse where she was flanked by security.
Paltrow sits with her lawyer in court on Wednesday
Lawyers for Terry Sanderson accused Deer Valley Resort in Utah of pandering to the actress because she was a “big spender” who spent $8,980 (£7,300) on ski lessons for her children.
They claimed in court that the resort gave a ‘wink and a nod’ when she punched Mr Sanderson saying it was his fault in an accident scene report.
The allegations were denied by a Deer Valley manager and the ski instructor who was first on the scene.
Also addressing the court this week, Irving Scher, an expert in biomechanics, said Paltrow’s claim that Sanderson hit her was “consistent with the law of physics.”
But the idea that Sanderson was the one who was hit from behind fell short of that standard, Dr. Scher said.