Gwyneth Paltrow Says In Testimony She Is The Victim Of Skiing Accident She Was Accused Of

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Gwyneth Paltrow testified this Friday afternoon (25) in the lawsuit in which she is accused of seriously injuring optometrist Terry Anderson in a skiing accident seven years ago. Sanderson’s version was turned inside out by Paltrow, who claimed that she was the victim of the collision between the two, at a ski resort in Park City, Utah.

The skier, now 76, had said Paltrow practically ran him over on a descent, and that the collision resulted in a concussion, four broken ribs and a lasting brain injury. He also said that Paltrow did not help him and left him “stunned” in the middle of the snow.

In her statement, the actress described watching her children ski downhill when, suddenly, Sanderson abruptly slammed into her from behind. “I was skiing and two skis came between my skis, forcing my legs apart,” she said. “And then there was a body pressing against me.”

According to Paltrow, Sanderson was making a “weird grunting noise”, which led her to consider that she was the victim of a sexual assault. “I thought, ‘Is this a prank? Is someone doing something perverted?’ Gwyneth then said that she was “very upset and very angry” at this point, which is why she yelled at him: “You came right behind my back!” (using some profanity at this point).

Sanderson’s attorney then wanted to know if Paltrow had already asked her client if he was okay. And the actress: “When you are the victim of an accident, your psychology is not necessarily thinking about the person who committed it,” she said.

Initially, Sanderson sought $3.1 million in damages, but the amount was reduced to $300,000. Paltrow contested for the nominal amount of $1, plus attorney fees. The trial began on Tuesday (21) and Sanderson will still be called to testify to give his version of the story.

Source: Folha

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