After an intense few weeks in the public eye, Gwyneth Paltrow’s ski trial is finally over.
Back in 2016, the actress was involved in an incident in a ski resort in Utah with Terry Sanderson. Sanderson, 76, is suing Paltrow for allegedly crashing into him and causing him life altering injuries.
He claimed that the incident left him with a permanent traumatic brain injury that robbed him of “his enjoyment for life”, and much of the lawsuit dug into deeply personal details of his medical situation and psychology.
However, Paltrow has countersued. She testified that he collided with her and left her feeling “hurt and violated”. It seems the two have very different accounts of what happened.
Sanderson is seeking damages of $300,000. with Paltrow seeking just $1 and compensation for her legal fees.
But now, the trial has come to it’s final verdict.
After two hours and 20 minutes of deliberation, the jurors came to their final conclusion.
They deemed Mr Sanderson 100% at fault for the situation, and awarded Paltrow with her $1 win.
“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.”
As she left the courtroom, she could be seen whispering one final message into the ear of plaintiff Sanderson.
According to the Associated Press, Mr Sanderson told reporters outside the courtroom that she had touched his shoulder and told him, “I wish you well.”
Mr Sanderson said he responded with a simple “Thank you, dear.”
And the trial got everyone talking on Twitter.
”gwenyth paltrow countersuing that man for $1 is so fab… i love her I’m sorry,” one person gushed.
However, not everyone agrees.
”Gwenyth Paltrow mowed a man down skiing on a beginner’s slope, gave him a concussion and broken bones, and she did not notice? Come on now. That does not even make sense,” one person slated.
”I simply do not believe Gwenyth Paltrow was actually the victim in her skiing trial,” said another.
What do you think?