Gwyneth Paltrow’s representative has described the new lawsuit filed against the actress over a 2016 skiing accident as “without merit”.
Terry Sanderson is suing the Shakespeare in Love actress for allegedly crashing into him while he was skiing at the Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah in February 2016.
The Oscar winner’s representative responded to the legal action by issuing a statement to People.com on Tuesday night (29Jan19).
“This lawsuit is completely without merit. Anyone who reads the facts will realize that,” the statement read.
In the lawsuit, Sanderson’s legal team described the alleged incident as a “a hit-and-run ski crash” where the Goop founder “skied out of control and hit” him in the back, adding she “got up, turned and skied away, leaving Sanderson stunned, lying in the snow, seriously injured.”
They continued, “Gwyneth Paltrow knew it was wrong to slam into Dr. Sanderson’s back, knocking him down, landing on top of him, knocking him out and then leave the scene of the ski crash she caused, but she did it anyway.”
Sanderson, a doctor, also claimed that Deer Valley ski instructor, Eric Christiansen, who had been with the actress, filed a false report alleging that she did not cause the crash. Christiansen, Deer Valley Resort and two unnamed resort employees are also being sued.
The doctor, who is seeking damages in excess of $3.1 million (£2.4 million), claims that he suffered injuries including a “permanent traumatic brain injury,” four broken ribs, pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress and disfigurement.
Sanderson staged a press conference with his attorney Robert Sykes in Salt Lake City, Utah on Tuesday, and told reporters, “I remember feeling very sore, and my brain felt like (anaesthetic drug) novocaine, I felt really numb.”
– Cover Media0