After she won their highly famous ski crash hearing, Gwyneth Paltrow had a few words to say to Terry Sanderson.
ET can confirm that Paltrow told the retired doctor, “I wish you well,” as she left the Utah courtroom on Thursday and touched his back as a sign of good faith.
After just over two and a half hours of deliberation, the jurors decided that Paltrow was not at fault for the 2016 accident and that Sanderson was. In a unanimous ruling, the judges gave Paltrow symbolic damages of $1 and paid her lawyer’s fees.
Paltrow made a statement about her legal win after the case was over. She said, “I felt that giving in to a false claim would compromise my integrity. I am happy with the outcome, and I am grateful to Judge Holmberg and the jury for their hard work and care in handling this case.”
Terry Sanderson sued the actress in 2019. In his case, Sanderson said he got hurt badly in 2016 when Paltrow reportedly knocked him down on a beginner-level ski course at a resort in Park City, Utah. He said that he had “a brain injury, four broken ribs, and other serious injuries” because of the accident.
He also said that Paltrow was skiing in a way that was “out of control” and that she didn’t call for help. In the lawsuit, he also said that a report made by Deer Valley Resort workers blamed him for the crash.
ET got court papers that show Sanderson sued Paltrow for more than $300,000 in damages because of what happened on February 26, 2016. The trial started in Park City on March 21. Paltrow had filed a countersuit against Sanderson and was asking for $1 in damages and legal fees.
Sanderson first asked for $3.1 million in damages, but the court threw out some of his claims in 2022.
In Paltrow’s countersuit, she said that Sanderson, “who was uphill from Ms. Paltrow, plowed into her back,” giving her “a full ‘body blow,'” which made her “angry.” She also said that Sanderson “apologized,” and that she was so shaken and upset that she stopped skiing for the day, even though it was still early.
During the two-week trial, Sanderson made several claims, Paltrow responded with jokes, and her children, Apple and Moses, gave written statements about the event that were read out loud in court.