Gwyneth Paltrow Awarded $1 in High-Profile Ski Trial
A Utah jury found actress Gwyneth Paltrow not liable for a 2016 ski accident and awarded her $1 in damages. The trial’s popularity led AP (Lean Left bias) to call it a “pop culture fixation.”
The Details: The plaintiff, Terry Sanderson, must also pay Paltrow's legal fees. Sanderson, who is now 76, suffered four broken ribs and brain trauma from the collision; his family later testified that his personality changed after the collision. He initially sued Paltrow for $3.1 million in 2019 but reduced that amount to $300,000 in 2022 after a judge dismissed his claim that the crash was a “hit-and-run” by Paltrow. Paltrow counter-sued for $1. Both Paltrow and Sanderson argued that the other had skied into them from behind. Paltrow’s suit also claimed that Sanderson apologized after the event and that Eric Christiansen, a ski instructor she had hired, stayed behind to help Sanderson.
Related News: Paltrow drew criticism for “problematic diet messaging” shortly before the trial began after saying she often had bone broth for lunch.
How the Media Covered It: Coverage in mainstream news sources often sensationalized the trial and its public response. Left-rated media tended to voice more enthusiasm for Paltrow’s victory; while a Slate (Left bias) headline called her “The People’s Princess,” Vox (Left bias) framed the trial as “absurd.” Meanwhile, Fox News (Right bias) quoted experts who said Paltrow’s “conservative court fashion” helped her win, and The Daily Wire (Right bias) tied Paltrow to “our cultural sickness.”
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From the CenterGwyneth Paltrow found not at fault: An in-depth timeline of the Park City trial
Gwyneth Paltrow was found not at fault by an eight-person Park City jury on Thursday.
The jury sided with Paltrow and found her not at fault for the 2016 ski collision with retired doctor Terry Sanderson at Deer Valley ski resort.
Sanderson owes Paltrow $1 in damages, per KSL.
Why was Gwyneth Paltrow on trial?
In 2016, the Academy Award winning actress was involved in a collision with Sanderson, a retired optometrist, on a ski slope at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah.
From the LeftWhat made Gwyneth Paltrow’s ski crash trial so fascinating
There is nothing noteworthy about a ski-and-run trial — until a celebrity is attached to it.
When that celebrity happens to be one who won an Academy Award for “Shakespeare in Love,” and is the founder of Goop, a wellness and lifestyle company plagued with a string of controversies, then the trial becomes even more intriguing.
After eight days of arguments, the eight-member jury agreed on Thursday that Gwyneth Paltrow was not liable for a 2016 ski collision with a man who claims she careened into him on a bunny slope in Utah. As thousands...
From the RightGwyneth Paltrow ski crash juror reveals why she believed actress
One of the jurors in Gwyneth Paltrow’s Utah ski crash trial spoke out for the first time Friday — revealing she’s convinced the actress was telling the truth while the doctor suing her had a “distorted” story.
Samantha Imrie, aka juror No. 11, said she considered the possibility that the “Shakespeare in Love” star could potentially be a convincing liar due to her profession, but ultimately found her testimony highly credible.
“I think there was, in the back of my mind, yes, this woman’s an actress and I took that into account, but...
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