Gwyneth Paltrow ski crash trial: Will Chris Martin testify?
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, accused of crashing into a retired doctor while skiing in 2016, has testified in her trial. Her family is expected to follow suit.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has taken the stand in the trial for a ski collision in Park City, Utah that took place in 2016, where plaintiff Terry Sanderson claimed she recklessly skied into him from behind.
The trial is on its second week, and both Sanderson, a retired optometrist, and Paltrow have testified. The 76-year-old claims the incident caused head trauma and fractures to four ribs. He said that his injuries have caused both physical and mental impairment.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s accuser claims physical and mental damage
Medical experts, Sanderson’s former romantic partner, his daughter, and a ski friend have testified on his behalf. Their testimony depicted the former optometrist as a once active person whose quality of life declined after the actress plowed into him.
A radiologist said that brain imaging suggested that Sanderson’s head trauma was possibly caused by someone crashing into him, while a neuropsychologist said that his life has taken a downward turn following the collision.
Gwyneth Paltrow contradicts Sanderson’s account
Paltrow, on the other hand, claimed that it was Sanderson who slammed into her. She said that two skis came between her own, after which she heard a grunting noise and felt a body pressing against hers before the two of them fell into the snow.
The actress was on a family vacation with her now-husband Brad Falchuk and her two teenage children with ex-husband Chris Martin at the time of the incident.
Falchuk, a TV writer and producer, and Apple and Moses Martin are set to testify this week, and are expected to corroborate Paltrow’s version of the incident. Her family did not see the collision, but her attorneys say that 16-year-old Moses was close by in the immediate aftermath.
The actress’ former husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is not expected to take the stand.