Gwyneth Paltrow allegedly hit a man in the back in a ski accident. His daughter has stated to a US court that he is now in “a really bad place”.
Polly SandersonGrasham stated that Terry Sanderson, prior to the 2016 collision, was a “fun loving, gregarious” person, a “goer”, a “real positive influence”, and an “experienced skier.”
She told jurors that her father is now “easily frustrated…gets agitated, and angry” and has a short fuse.
She said that she doesn’t remember him ever being angry.
She explained that she thinks he is just a bit more cautious and not as confident. He’s in a very negative place, which is hard for her daughter.
Retired optometrist, Mr Sanderson (76), is suing Hollywood star for $300,000. (PS244,000). He claims she was “out-of-control” and struck the skier, inflicting a brain injury, four broken bones, and other serious injuries.
The Utah incident seven years ago “completely transformed his life”, with possible injuries that will be “long-lasting”.
Paltrow 50 is accused of leaving the scene and not saying a single word following the collision at Deer Valley Resort 26 February 2016.
The Shakespeare in Love actor denies Mr Sanderson’s claims and says it was him who crashed into her. He is being counter-sued for $1.
“Slap in the Face”
Ms SandersonGrasham stated to the Park City court, Utah that seeing him in his current state three months after the crash was “a slap in my face”.
She stated that she felt like “wow”. It was almost like he was going to spit out my drool.
“He was not engaged to anyone… that was my first slap in face that something is seriously wrong.”
According to Ms SandersonGrasham, he couldn’t see the forest for its trees and became “in the minutiae of things”.
Later, she became emotional and told the court that she hoped that he would move on. I hope we can put this very odd chapter behind us.
“We have much healing to do.”
The court heard earlier that Mr Sanderson had “pretty much” lost love of his life following the crash.
“It was affecting him personal life, and his relationships’
Video evidence was presented by Dr Alina Fong, a neuropsychologist, on the third day. She said that Sanderson had “a multitude” of symptoms when she first saw him in 2017.
She stated that Terry’s report indicated that these were affecting Terry’s life in a significant way. It was affecting his personal and intimate life.
“It affected him in so many ways, especially for someone who used to love life… By the time he came here to me, that was almost gone.”
She echoed Dr Sam Goldstein’s words, who said Wednesday that the 2016 incident had caused an “acute and rapid downturn in Mr Sanderson’s behavior. This was not due to pre-existing medical conditions.
Dr Goldstein stated that if it wasn’t for this particular accident, the life he was leading (prior )…) would have been the one he would live.
Dr Fong challenged Ms Paltrow’s defense and said: “This has completely transformed his life. He has been affected in all three domains.”
She stated that there was no evidence to suggest Mr Sanderson “faking” his injuries, and that he was an “ideal patient”.
Day 1’s evidence
Day 2’s evidence
Utah law grants skiers who are downhill the right-of-way on ski slopes. The central question is who was further down the run at the time of the collision.
Both Paltrow, Mr Sanderson and their respective skis were farther downhill when one rammed into the other. This caused their skis to become intertwined and caused them to tumble.
This is the ongoing case.