Gwyneth Paltrow wins her lawsuit – stops to whisper in the plaintiff’s ear as she leaves the court

After Gwyneth Paltrow won the case, everyone saw her lean toward the plaintiff and whisper something in his ear...


During the last couple of days all eyes were on actress Gwyneth Paltrow and the lawsuit over an accident which occurred back in 2016 she was accused of by a man named Terry Sanderson.

Namely, Sanderson claimed that Paltrow, who is also the CEO of the wellness brand Goop, “skied out of control” into him and that caused “knocking him down hard, knocking him out, and causing a brain injury, four broken ribs and other serious injuries.” The accident happened at Deer Valley Ski Resort in Utah on 26 February 2016 but the time and place were the only facts the two sides agreed on as they both provided different versions of the event.


The trial began on March 21, 2023, and both sides rested on March 30, waiting for the jury to reach a verdict.

Sanderson asked for $3.1 million in his complaint which he filed in January 2019, then changed his mind and asked for $300,000 instead.

The actress filed a countersuit in February 2019 and claimed it was Sanderson who “plowed into her back,” and delivered a “full ‘body blow’,” leaving her “shaken and upset.” She added that she sustained minor injuries as a result. Paltrow asked for “symbolic damages” of $1 “plus her costs and attorneys’ fees” and claimed that Sanderson was trying to use her celebrity status in order to exploit her wealth.

In his testimony, Sanderson claimed that Paltrow was uphill and he was downhill and that there was no one in front of him. He then heard a “blood-curdling scream” before he “got hit in my back so hard.” From that moment on, he claimed, everything was black.

“I tried to move, and I could not move a limb. I couldn’t move my head. I couldn’t move my body,” Sanderson, who is a retired optometrist said. “Nothing was responding.”


He further claimed that the accident affected his personality to change and his speech to be upside-down and backward. According to Sanders, he’s no longer interested to engage in certain activities as he was in the past and lost the spark he once possessed, and it was all because of the accident.

Paltrow claimed just the opposite. She stated that “Mr. Sanderson skied directly into my back,” and that left her upset.

When asked if she had “some sympathy for Mr. Sanderson’s declining brain,” she added, “I really do. I feel sorry for him. It seems like he’s had a very difficult life.” But she again repeated that she wasn’t to be blamed for the accident.

After hearing various testimonies, including those of Sanders’ children and his then girlfriend, as well as the only person who had allegedly witnessed the accident, the jury reached a verdict that Paltrow was not guilty. She issued a statement saying, “I felt that acquiescing to a false claim compromised my integrity. I am pleased with the outcome and I appreciate all of the hard work of Judge Holmberg and the jury, and thank them for their thoughtfulness in handling this case.”

Her attorney, Steve Owens, also said in a statement, “We are pleased with this unanimous outcome and appreciate the judge and jury’s thoughtful handling of the case. Gwyneth has a history of advocating for what she believes in — this situation was no different and she will continue to stand up for what is right.”

What caught everyone’s attention was that when she was about to leave the courtroom, Paltrow leaned towards Sanderson and whispered to him, “I wish you well.” 

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