Gwyneth Paltrow found not liable in ski crash trial
STORY: Gwyneth Paltrow won the court case over who was liable in a ski slope crash that injured another skier on a Utah mountain in 2016.
A jury in the state found she was not liable for injuries to the plaintiff, Terry Sanderson a retired optometrist who had sought more than $300,00 in damages.
"Was Gwyneth Paltrow at fault? No."
And the jury gave Paltrow the symbolic $1 she asked for in a countersuit.
On the stand - the Hollywood star had said she was struck by Sanderson, not the other way around.
"So you were watching your children when you allege that you were skied directly into your back by someone?"
"My daughter was down the hill, my son was to my left, so I was skiing and my eyes were not fixated only on my son, when Mr. Sanderson skied directly into my back."
During the trial, Sanderson had testified that he was hit from behind by a woman he later learned was Paltrow.
He described hearing just before that moment, what he called "a blood-curdling scream".
"I can't do it, it was aaah, and then, boom. And it was like somebody was out of control and going to hit a tree and was going to die. And that's what I had until I was hit."
The court heard Sanderson’ later sent an email to his three daughters after the incident with the subject line ‘I’m famous.'
Paltrow contradicted statements made by Sanderson's friend Craig Ramon who was the sole eyewitness to the incident, and she claimed that Ramon was 40 feet away and unable to clearly see who was at fault.