A man who is suing Hollywood star Gwyneth Paltrow for injuries he suffered in a 2016 ski collision has described the “serious smack” of the incident in a video released by The Guardian.
The man, Terry Sanderson, was skiing at Deer Valley Resort in Utah when he claims Paltrow skied into him, causing a head injury and other injuries, according to a lawsuit filed in April.
Sanderson said in the video that he was skiing down a slope when he suddenly felt a “serious smack” on the back of his head. He said he was knocked unconscious, and when he regained consciousness he was lying in the snow.
Sanderson said he asked Paltrow if she had hit him and that she said she had not seen him. He said he asked her to take responsibility for the incident, but she declined.
Paltrow denied the allegations in a statement to The Guardian, saying, “This lawsuit is completely without merit. Anyone who reads the facts will realize that.”
Sanderson's lawyer, Robert Sykes, said the issue is not about money, but about accountability. “It's about sending a message that these celebrities can't just ignore the safety of those around them,” Sykes said.
The case is expected to go to trial in April 2021.