Case Update: Gwyneth Paltrow Is Cleared Of Fault Over Ski Crash - LA Lives

The final verdict of the high profile trial saw the actress cleared of any fault.

Over the course of two weeks, Gwyneth Paltrow has been in a trial over a 2016 ski crash at a resort in Utah, USA.

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According to the plaintiff, retired optometrist Terry Sanderson, Paltrow crashed into him while skiing and did not call for help afterward.

Paltrow’s story contradicts this, as she said she was the one downhill when she saw a pair of skis appear between her own. The actress claimed that she felt a body pressed up against her before the crash.

When all statements were given, the jury convened for three hours and unanimously sided with Paltrow. She was also awarded $1 (the symbolic sum she had sought) plus legal fees.

Paltrow barely expressed any emotion while listening to the verdict, opting to stare ahead and give an occasional nod.

As she left the courtroom, she briefly paused to whisper something to Sanderson. According to him, she said “I wish you well,” to which he replied “Thank you, dear.”

Sanderson believes that Thursday’s verdict was “very disappointing” and still maintains that he was the one who was hit on the slope.

“You get some assumed credibility from being a famous person,” he said. “Really, who wants to take on a celebrity?”

Paltrow’s lawyers, on the other hand, accused the retired optometrist of exploiting their client’s fame.

After the trial, Steve Owens, one of her lawyers, told the media that Paltrow “has a history of advocating for what she believes in,” and that this case was no different.

In an Instagram story, the actress wrote “I felt that acquiescing to a false claim compromised my integrity.” She then continued to thank the judge and jury for “their thoughtfulness in handling this case.”

Banner image via Instagram @gwynethpaltrow.

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