Gwyneth Paltrow’s skiing accident prosecutor is asking for nearly $3.3 million

Actor Gwyneth Paltrow sits during her attorney’s appeal during her civil trial over a collision with another skier on March 29, 2023 in Park City, Utah. Retired optometrist Terri Sanderson is suing Paltrow for at least $300,000, claiming she was negligently hit during a race at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah in 2016. Paltrow has filed a countersuit for $1, alleging that Sanderson pulled away from her and bumped into her back. Rick Bomer-Pool/Getty Images/AFP (Photo Pool/Getty Images North America/Getty Images via AFP)

Terry Sanderson, a 76-year-old retired optometrist, claims a 2016 Utah collision left him with four broken ribs and permanent psychological damage.

Attorneys presented their final arguments in Park City court, arguing that Sanderson should be appropriately compensated for the permanent brain injury that had changed his personality and affected his enthusiasm for life.

“These are the golden years,” Lawrence Buhler told the civil jury.

“These are the most valuable years when you can enjoy retirement and do things like travel.”

“He may be babbling and obviously suffering from a brain injury, but no, Terry doesn’t want a brain injury. He wants to live life to the fullest.”

“He has the problem that a large part of him was abandoned on … the ski slope.”

Buhler said the jury should consider awarding his client $33 for every waking hour since the incident until his death, which he said could come in 10 years.

It works out to “$3,276,000 for the 17 years Terry is dealing with this permanent brain injury.”

Sanderson began his lawsuit against the ‘Shakespeare in Love’ actress in 2019.

Paltrow, in turn, filed a counterclaim, for a symbolic $1 plus legal fees.

It’s about who shoots whom.

Sanderson claims that he hit her in the back.

The actress revealed in the process last week that Sanderson had punched her in the back.

“He hit her. He hurt her,” Paltrow’s attorney Stephen Owens said Thursday.

“And then he asked her for $3 million just for fun. That’s not right.”

“The easy thing for my client would have been to write a check and get on with it. But what does that say to his kids?”

“It’s just the cost of doing business. No, it’s wrong, it’s really wrong. He hurt her and he wants money from her.

The trial, which lasted more than a week, revealed detailed evidence about Sanderson’s health, including several pre-existing conditions.

It was also heard from his family, who sometimes described a man who could be difficult before the accident.

At the beginning of the case, Owens said that Sanderson was “obsessed” with the lawsuit and that the case was a “vague claim of false accusations”.

In addition to her Oscar-winning acting career, Paltrow has made a second career selling wellness products on her Goop website.

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