Gwyneth Paltrow Explains Why Her Ski Collision Trial Feels Like Something She 'Survived'

The actress is reflecting on her experience after being found not liable in March.

Gwyneth Paltrow is opening up about the emotional aftermath of the lawsuit over a ski collision in which she was ultimately found not liable.

The actress and Goop CEO recently sat down for a profile interview with the New York Times, and the subject of the lawsuit arose. Specifically, in regards to the great deal of attention Paltrow received over the ensembles she wore to court.

Specifically, she set the internet ablaze with her low-profile yet eye-catching looks which have been referred to as "quiet luxury" styles.

"I was just getting dressed and going to a pretty intense experience every day," Paltrow said, addressing the attention she'd gotten for her clothing choices. "The sartorial outcome was so weird to me."

"That whole thing was pretty weird," she added of the trial. "I don’t know that I’ve even processed it."

The two-week trial was covered intensely by the media, from every angle, and despite ending with a verdict in Paltrow's favor, it's clear that the experience left a mark on her.

"It was something I felt like I survived," Paltrow shared. "Sometimes, in my life, it takes me a long time to look back and process something and understand something."

The actress was sued back in 2019 by Terry Sanderson, who, in his lawsuit, claimed he sustained significant injuries in 2016 after Paltrow allegedly knocked him over while skiing a beginner-level course at a resort in Park City, Utah. The collision, he claimed, left him with "a brain injury, four broken ribs and other serious injuries."

According to legal documents, obtained by ET, Sanderson sued Paltrow for more than $300,000 in damages. Sanderson initially sued for $3.1 million in damages, but several of his claims were dropped by the court in 2022.

The trial, which spanned for two weeks, saw multiple allegations from Sanderson, tongue-in-cheek responses from Paltrow, and written depositions of the incident from her children, Apple and Moses, read aloud to the court

Back in March, after deliberating for just over two and a half hours, the jury found that Paltrow was not liable. In a unanimous decision, the jury awarded Paltrow $1 in symbolic damages plus attorney fees.

Following the verdict of the case, Paltrow released a statement on her legal win, saying, "I felt that acquiescing to a false claim compromised my integrity. I am pleased with the outcome and I appreciate all of the hard work of Judge Holmberg and the jury, and thank them for their thoughtfulness in handling this case."



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