A Utah man has recalled a screaming woman he says was actress Gwyneth Paltrow skiing out of control and hitting him square in the back.
Utah ski crash a ‘serious smack’, Paltrow accuser says
The man suing Gwyneth Paltrow over a 2016 skiing collision has told a jury he was rammed from behind by the actress and sent “absolutely flying” at a upscale Utah resort.
“All I saw was a whole lot of snow. And I didn’t see the sky, but I was flying,” said Terry Sanderson, a 76-year-old retired optometrist, calling it “a serious smack”.
That’s the opposite of what Paltrow testified last week, when she said Sanderson was uphill from her and hit her from behind. Sanderson is suing Paltrow for more than $US300,000 ($A451,230), claiming she skied recklessly and that he has permanent brain damage from the crash that altered his personality.
On the stand, Paltrow had said Sanderson knocked into her gently from behind but the collision escalated as the two skidded down the beginner slope. She said his skis veered between her legs, causing her to briefly panic as she heard a man groaning behind her. Paltrow was again in court on Monday.