Nearly $3.3 million. It is the compensation Gwyneth Paltrow has been asked by the lawyers of the man who sued the actress for a skiing accident. Terry Sanderson is a 76-year-old retired optometrist: claims that, on a day in the snow, at a posh Rocky Mountain resort in the winter of 2016, he was run over by the actress, fell to the ground, suffered four broken ribs and above all permanent psychological damage.
The trial had great media coverage not only for the popularity of the actress but also for some of her bizarre outings. Like when, to those who asked her what the first consequence of the accident had been, she answered ineffably: “I lost a day and a half on skis”.
The allegations of psychological harm
In his accusations against Paltrow, Sanderson spoke of “three near-death experiences” that would be linked to the damage left by the accident and which were reflected in three moments in which he could not make “the right medical decisions”, which he called unusual in his personality. The first was a blackout that lasted a long time, the second was a time when she cut her leg by damaging the femoral artery while cutting through a cardboard box, and the last was an accidental overdose of oxycodone. “At this point in this trial do you blame Mrs. Paltrow for these three near-death experiences?” asked “Shakespeare in Love” actress Stephen Owen’s attorney, to which Sanderson replied: “Yes, It’s very unusual for me not to make good medical decisions.”