Retired Optometrist Terry Sanderson found himself in the spotlight when he sued actress Gwyneth Paltrow over a 2016 skiing collision at the Deer Valley Resort in Park City. However, the trial verdict recently found Paltrow not at fault for the incident, which has led to Sanderson expressing regret over the lawsuit. Here’s a closer look at what happened and Sanderson’s thoughts on the matter.
The skiing collision occurred in 2016 when Paltrow was skiing at the Deer Valley Resort with her children and Sanderson was skiing in the same area. According to Sanderson, Paltrow skied into him from behind, causing him injuries to his knee, brain, and ribs. Sanderson filed a lawsuit against Paltrow in 2019, seeking $300,000 in damages.
The trial proceeded in March 2023, and the jury ultimately found Paltrow not at fault for the collision. In fact, the jury awarded Paltrow $1 in damages, as a symbolic gesture for the legal expenses she incurred during the trial.
Sanderson has recently spoken out about the trial and his decision to sue Paltrow. In an interview with BuzzFeed News, Sanderson expressed regret over the lawsuit and the attention it brought him. He stated that he never intended for the lawsuit to go to trial, and that he only wanted Paltrow’s insurance company to pay for his medical bills.
Sanderson also spoke about the public backlash he received for suing Paltrow, and how it affected him and his family. He expressed disappointment that the trial had become a “media spectacle” and that his intentions had been misunderstood.
Overall, the trial involving Terry Sanderson and Gwyneth Paltrow was a high-profile case that drew attention from the media and the public. While Paltrow was ultimately found not at fault for the skiing collision, the aftermath of the trial has led Sanderson to express regret over his decision to sue. It serves as a reminder of the impact that legal actions can have on not just the parties involved, but also those around them.