Gwyneth Paltrow Set To Take Stand In ‘Hit And Run’ Ski Crash Case

Actor Gwyneth Paltrow looks on before leaving the courtroom, Tuesday, March 21, 2023, in Park City, Utah, where she is accused in a lawsuit of crashing into a skier during a 2016 family ski vacation, leaving him with brain damage and four broken ribs. Terry Sanderson claims that the actor-turned-lifestyle influencer was cruising down the slopes so recklessly that they violently collided, leaving him on the ground as she and her entourage continued their descent down Deer Valley Resort, a skiers-only mountain known for its groomed runs, après-ski champagne yurts and posh clientele. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, Pool)
  • A sunny morning on the slopes of the exclusive Deer Valley ski resort, and perfect conditions to enjoy Utah‘s famous powder snow.
  • Yet as Terry Sanderson and his friends cruised down the beginner’s run ‘Bandana’ on that February day in 2016, the tranquillity of one of America’s smartest destinations was rudely shattered by a ‘hysterical scream’ that sounded like ‘King Kong came out of the jungle’.
  • It was, he claims, Gwyneth Paltrow descending the same green run on skis and proving almost as devastating as Kong as she lost control and ploughed into 69-year-old Mr Sanderson, hitting him so hard from behind it left him with broken ribs and permanent brain damage – claims she denies.