Published: Wed, January 30, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Gwyneth Paltrow sued for seriously injuring man in ski crash

Gwyneth Paltrow sued for seriously injuring man in ski crash

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has been accused in a new lawsuit Tuesday of breaking a man's ribs and leaving him with a concussion when she smashed into him from behind while skiing at a Utah ski resort in 2016.

Dr. Terry Sanderson alleged in court documents filed on Tuesday and obtained by Page Six that Paltrow, 46, had been skiing "out of control" on February 26, 2016, when she ran into him and left him alone to tend to his injuries.

The retired eye specialist is described in the legal papers as an experienced skier, who was descending a gentle slope when he was struck hard from behind, "knocking him out and causing a brain injury, four broken ribs and other serious injuries". It's unclear how much Sanderson is seeking in the lawsuit.

Paltrow's representative gave the following statement to Yahoo Entertainment: "This lawsuit is completely without merit".

The victim went on to claim in his lawsuit that after knocking him out, Paltrow did not bring any help and instead, she left him there on the mountain, while seriously injured. He says a Deer Valley ski instructor filed a false incident report saying Paltrow didn't cause the crash.

The incident in question took place at Deer Valley Resort, who are also listed as a defendant on the suit.

He said he has been in contact with an attorney representing Paltrow, but he has never been offered any compensation or an apology.

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Making the whole matter even more traumatic, apparently Paltrow "scream [ed] like King Kong" before hitting Sanderson, which is the kind of mental image I will now have to shove deep into my psyche, only for it to inevitably return during my next sleep paralysis episode. He called it an unkind gesture not to stick around or ever apologize for what happened.

Mr Sanderson said: "I would like to be vindicated".

The office for the attorney representing Paltrow in the case, Stephen Owens of Salt Lake City, declined comment and referred inquiries to Paltrow's spokeswoman.

The events are based on the memory of an acquaintance who was skiing with Sanderson that day of the crash, Sykes said.

The witness, Craig Ramon, said a Deer Valley ski instructor berated Sanderson as he laid knocked out on the snow, face down.

Paltrow's rep slammed the validity of the suit on Tuesday.

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