Gwyneth Paltrow Wins Ski Crash Trial , Awarded $1

A verdict has been reached in the Gwyneth Paltrow ski crash trial today in Park City, Utah, and the actor has been cleared of any wrongdoing. Paltrow was awarded the $1 requested in her countersuit. The bizarre televised trial captivated social media for the past two weeks. Terry Sanderson, a 76-year-old retired optometrist, sued Paltrow for $300,000, alleging that in 2016 the actor skied into him at the Deer Valley ski resort, leaving him with a concussion, four broken ribs and a brain injury. Paltrow then countersued for $1 and attorney’s fees. Sanderson originally sued for $3.1 million before a judge ruled against him seeking punitive damages.

Terry Sanderson, a 76-year-old retired optometrist, had sought upward of $300,000 in damages from the actress — down from the $3 million for which he originally sued after he and Paltrow collided on a beginner’s slope in February 2016 at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, one of the top Alpine ranges in the country. A jury took three hours to deliberate before deciding that the 2016 accident was Sanderson’s fault and that it caused harm to Paltrow.

The actor was not at fault in the accident while Sanderson was “one hundred percent at fault,” the jury said in the verdict. The retired optometrist was also held liable for causing Paltrow harm and owes her one dollar for compensation of economic damages.

After the court ruled in Paltrow’s favour, she released a statement 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.” Owens’ statement said, “We are pleased with this unanimous outcome and appreciate the judge and jury’s thoughtful handling of the case. Gwyneth has a history of advocating for what she believes in – this situation was no different and she will continue to stand up for what is right.”

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