Gwyneth Paltrow countersues the peasant she’s accused of crashing into while skiing

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Several weeks ago, Gwyneth Paltrow was sued by a Utah doctor who claimed that in 2016, Gwyneth crashed into him on a ski slope at the Deer Valley Resort. Terry Sanderson described the incident as a “hit-and-run ski crash” where Gwyneth “skied out of control and hit” him in the back, and she “got up, turned and skied away, leaving Sanderson stunned, lying in the snow, seriously injured.” Sanderson also accused Gwyneth of using her connections at the ski resort to have them file a false report about the crash, where the report was like “Gwyneth did nothing wrong.” Sanderson claims he was seriously injured with broken bones and a head injury because of what happened. The idea that Gwyneth would ski recklessly, crash into someone and then smugly and wordlessly look down her nose at an injured peasant felt… on-brand for Gwyneth. Also on-brand-for Gwyneth? Countersuing the peasant she allegedly crashed into.

Gwyneth Paltrow said Wednesday in a court filing that a man who accused her in a lawsuit of crashing into him at a Utah ski resort was actually the culprit in the collision and is trying to exploit her celebrity and wealth. Paltrow was skiing with her children and friends in 2016 during a family vacation on a beginner run named “Bandana” at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, when Terry Sanderson smashed into her from behind and delivered a full “body blow,’ the actress’ attorney alleged in a counter claim filed in court. Paltrow said she was shaken by the collision and quit skiing for the day.

She said Sanderson apologized to her and said he was fine, her response to Sanderson’s lawsuit said. Paltrow had previously denied blame for the crash in a statement but had not yet offered a full version of the events.

“She did not knock him down,” Paltrow’s court filing said. “He knocked her down. He was not knocked out.”

Paltrow, known for her roles in “Shakespeare in Love” and the “Iron Man” movies and her lifestyle company named goop, said her injuries were minor and that she is seeking “symbolic damages” of $1 plus costs for her lawyers’ fees from Sanderson for defending herself against what she called a “meritless claim.’

[From NBC News]

So, it’s basically he said-she said, only Gwyneth has the accident report to back up her side… maybe? I don’t know – the initial Sanderson lawsuit made it sound like the ski resort’s on-site people did a cover-up job on the accident and made it sound like NOTHING happened. But now Gwyneth is saying something did happen, and it just wasn’t her fault because he crashed into her, not vice versa. I wonder… do you think this will turn into a bigger something? It feels like it could.

Also: Gwyneth just can’t help being haughty. Check out her reply on a post about all of this week’s Kardashian drama.

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  1. Feebee says:

    But he is claiming he has a witness to his account… and the two accounts are radically different. The resort will have to be dragged fully into this also as someone there is lying and if they’re lying for her then that’s a giant black mark.

  2. Lindy says:

    Why on Earth would she bother to respond to the tweet about the Jordyn/Kardash drama? Of course she knows who they are. She reminds me of a colleague I once had who would deliberately bring up conversations she supposedly overheard about a current or popular TV show, only so that she could say “Sometimes I just feel so out of the loop! I just can’t participate in these everyday conversations! But if someone wants to talk about 19thc. British poetry, I’m your girl!”

    Ummm. Ok. We get it. You’re cultured and smart, unlike the peasants who watch TV.

    It’s like Goopy doesn’t understand that you can enjoy BOTH the opera AND celebrity gossip. Or like to read early 20th c. socialist philosophers AND murder mystery novels.

    • broodytrudy says:

      I don’t think it’s really her. She’s getting more and more popular on IG with her comments in response to posts and memes. I think it’s an assistant trying to help her image.

      • Beatrix says:

        I actually have NO idea who any of these people are…except for the Kardashians. She seems up her own butt enough to be disconnected from pop culture/her own industry unless it benefits her in some way.

    • meh says:

      God, I hate this type of person.

    • Ann says:

      I have a coworker like that too! She turned up her nose at my diet coke love and said she prefers some snooty red wine. I rolled my eyes so hard.

      • whybother says:

        Back when I was younger and not such a bitch like now, I answer something like that with ‘ohh..good for you’. apparently, that answer send her into nouveau riche type of meltdown
        it was unintended but now, I serve it with my most pleasant smile ever and watch them combust~
        *sips iced h2o*

    • ms says:

      I think back to comments I made like this when I was a lot younger and roll my eyes so hard at myself. So embarrassing I have to laugh.

  3. minx says:

    I’m dying at her response to the Kardashian drama. So high-handed. And requesting some peasant or other to “explain” it to her.

  4. me says:

    He’s reportedly suing her for 3 million dollars. How hard of a blow was it that he was THAT injured and she wasn’t? I don’t get the logistics of that. She is suing him as well, but for ONE dollar. Hey a lot of people don’t know who Jordyn Woods or Tristan Thompson is. That’s not that hard to believe. If she said she didn’t know who Kim or Khloe was, then I’d have doubts.

  5. Nev says:

    I believe her. I’m sure she’s an amazing skier like she is amazing at everything else. Haha

  6. Kcat says:

    Meh, gut feeling is he’s lying and in it for the money. A beginner run? And she’s an experienced skier out skiing with her kids? Can’t envision her careening out of control on a green or blue so that she runs into some guy and causes extensive injuries.

    • me says:

      If his injuries were that great, hers would have been too. No way with that kind of “force” is she going to walk away fine and he’s supposedly very injured he needs 3 million dollars.

      • Katie says:

        Agree. His story is fishy. And if he’s making it up, she has no choice but to counter sue. She can’t just be paying hundreds of thousands of dollars for legal fees every time some crazy tries to sue her.
        Plus, if she was actually skiing with family on a beginner slope, she’s probably got several witnesses. And yeah, it makes no sense that she’d be speeding down the slope in that scenario.

  7. Librakitty says:

    *sigh* I love me some goop. She never pretends to be anything other than who she is. She was born into a certain lifestyle, I’m not sure why people would expect her to know how the other 99% live. And as a celeb, I’d have to say it would be extremely tiring of having to defend one’s self, and I’d prob counter sue for $1 as well.

  8. frizz says:

    I am loving older Gwen. Oblivious, self aggrandizing, thinking up a new treatment for your vag with every GOOP season. Posts about her are always going to be hilarious because she’s so ridiculous. I love her confidence in her ridiculousness. She’s happy to be the person we all love to hate!

    Who knows what happened on the ski slope? I could totally see her running down the guy on a drive-by ski hit on purpose because he rolled his eyes at her for talking too loud in the chalet.

  9. Kittycat says:

    Stupid lawsuit.

    Accidents happen so he should woman up and move on

  10. Eric says:

    The Paltrow Plow has come full circle I see.

    “You can’t sue me for paltrowing into you! I’m countersuing! And if I see you on the slopes again, consider yourself paltrowed!”

  11. Nicegirl says:

    G doesn’t know her.

  12. jules says:

    I doubt his version of events, but I gotta give him credit for trying to take down the goop.

  13. Gurrrl says:

    Are we to believe that Apple has no idea who they are. Or Moses?

    Hey goop, Have a convo with your kids!

  14. Case says:

    I believe her. This guy seems out for her money.

  15. Spikemike says:

    I can’t find a citation but didn’t Paltrow claim to be an experienced skier? If so, why is she on the “bunny” slope? Poor put upon Twinkie.

    • NightOwl says:

      To warm up or get the kids warmed up … or just for a simple uncomplicated run? You can be experienced and still be on the greens for a myriad of reasons. Easiest path to the lodge, last segment of a long run, etc.

    • SK says:

      You usually have to exit via the bunny slopes. It’s actually the most dangerous part of your skiing day because people who have no idea how to ski are absolutely everywhere skiing poorly and dangerously. I’d take a double black run over the end of day bunny slopes every time!