A man who accused actress Gwyneth Paltrow of causing a ski crash in Utah testified that the incident was a "serious smack" that left him injured and shaken. The plaintiff, Terry Sanderson, took the stand on Wednesday in the ongoing lawsuit against Paltrow.
Sanderson claims that he was skiing on a beginner slope at Deer Valley Resort when Paltrow crashed into him from behind. He alleges that the actress was out of control and skiing too fast when she hit him. Sanderson says he suffered injuries to his knee and back as a result of the collision.
Paltrow's attorneys are expected to challenge Sanderson's account of events during cross-examination. They may also ask about his references to the movie star's fame and whether he is attempting to exploit it through this lawsuit.
This is not the first legal battle for Paltrow regarding her skiing habits. In 2016, she settled another ski-related lawsuit with a doctor who claimed she had caused him serious injuries by crashing into him at a resort in Park City, Utah.
The trial is set to continue this week with further testimony from both sides.