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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow in court for skiing accident


American actress Gwyneth Paltrow appeared on Tuesday March 21 in a court in Utah, in the western United States, where she is being sued...

American actress Gwyneth Paltrow appeared on Tuesday March 21 in a court in Utah, in the western United States, where she is being sued in a civil suit by a man who accuses him of having injured him in a skiing accident seven years ago.

The lawyer for Terry Sanderson, a retired optician, declared at the opening of the trial that his client had suffered damages estimated at more than 3 million dollars.

The actress, Oscar winner in 1999 for her role in "

Shakespeare in Love

" has, in turn, filed a complaint.

His attorney, Steven Owens, said Tuesday (March 21) in Park City court that Terry Sanderson was "


" with the complaint and that the case was based on "

false allegations


The collision took place in February 2016 in Deer Valley, an upscale Rocky Mountain resort located above Park City, a tourist town that hosts the Sundance Film Festival.

According to the complainant, Gwyneth Paltrow ran over him while skiing in a "


" manner, causing him "

four broken ribs and permanent brain damage

" before fleeing, leaving him unconscious.

Read alsoWith mountain doctors, on the front line against ski accidents

The actress claims on the contrary that it was Terry Sanderson who hit her in the back.

Her lawyer assures that she "

wasn't going fast

" and that she got scared when Terry Sanderson appeared behind her.


It shook her and physically hurt her

," he said.

While her lawyer was discussing a complaint based on "


", Gwyneth Paltrow sat, dressed in a white turtleneck sweater.

She is expected to take the stand later. Her husband Brad Falchuk and children Apple and Moses are also due to speak, according to Steven Owens.

Gwyneth Paltrow notably played in the thriller "


" (1995) where she shared the poster with Brad Pitt, who became her companion.

After her Oscar and her marriage to British singer Chris Martin, leader of the Coldplay group, she moved away from the sets, where she returned from 2008 in the hit saga "

Iron Man


She's also dabbled in the wellness industry, with her "


" website selling all manner of products - including a candle named "

This Smells Like My Vagina

" ($75).

Source: lefigaro

All news articles on 2023-03-21

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