Gwyneth Paltrow Asked About Taylor Swift During Lawsuit Testimony

Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals If She's 'Good Friends' With Taylor Swift During Ski Accident Trial Testimony

Gwyneth Paltrow and Taylor Swift.
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Gwyneth Paltrow is countersuing Terry Sanderson for $1 following his claims that she deliberately injured him throughout a 2016 ski collision, an quantity that legal professionals marvel was impressed by Taylor Swift.

The “Anti-Hero” songstress, 33, was awarded the identical financial prize in August 2017 after accusing DJ David Mueller of sexual assault for allegedly groping her again in 2013. Swift’s attorneys referred to the $1 as “symbolic of the worth of which is immeasurable to all girls on this state of affairs,” a phrase that was seemingly echoed by Paltrow, 50, throughout her witness testimony.

“It’s an precise greenback that I’m asking for. It’s symbolic as a result of the damages would truly be extra,” the Goop founder stated throughout her courtroom testimony on Friday, March 24.

Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals If She's 'Good Friends' With Taylor Swift During Ski Accident Trial Testimony

Gwyneth Paltrow with Taylor Swift and son Moses.
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In response, Sanderson’s legal professional Kristin VanOrman requested if Paltrow got here up with $1 based mostly on Swift’s victory.

“I believe I stated [when you first asked me] that I had not been conversant in [the 2017 trial] however I since am,” the Shakespeare in Love actress replied. “I might not say we’re good mates, we’re pleasant; I’ve taken my children to one in every of her concert events earlier than, however we don’t discuss fairly often.”

VanOrman then requested if Paltrow — who shares daughter Apple, 18, and son Moses, 16, with ex-husband Chris Martin — has ever introduced the Grammy winner with “private, intimate items for Christmas.” Whereas Paltrow’s personal attorneys questioned its relevance to the case, VanOrman is seemingly referring to her December 2021 Goop advert. Within the vacation business, Paltrow could be seen stuffing present luggage of her model’s merchandise for varied celebrities — together with a vibrator that was addressed to Swift. Decide Kent Holmberg sustained the Shallow Hal actress’ group’s request earlier than Paltrow had an opportunity to reply.

Sanderson, a 76-year-old retired physician, initially sued Paltrow for $3.1 million in January 2019 and claimed that the Iron Man star severely injured him after they crashed into each other throughout a ski run in Deer Valley, Utah, three years earlier.  The optometrist — who’s now solely looking for $300,000 in damages — alleged that Paltrow rapidly fled the scene after the crash.

The approach to life guru, for her half, refuted Sanderson’s allegations and insisted that she — and her ski teacher — remained on the scene to render assist and solely left when it appeared that he was not significantly injured. “This lawsuit is totally with out advantage, and we anticipate to be vindicated,” she stated in an announcement to Us Weekly on the time.

One month later, Paltrow filed a movement to countersue Sanderson with the intention to defend herself from his “meritless” declare. The trial started on Tuesday, March 21, on the Park Metropolis District Courtroom in Utah, wherein the MCU star has been current every day.

Paltrow took the stand on Friday, the place she claimed that she initially believed that the crash with the previous doctor was a results of sexual assault.

“That was a fast thought that went by way of my head after I tried to reconcile what was taking place,” Paltrow recalled throughout her testimony. “I used to be snowboarding and two skis got here between my skis forcing my legs aside after which there was a physique urgent towards me and there was a really unusual grunting noise, so my mind was making an attempt to make sense of what was taking place. I believed, ‘Is that this a sensible joke? Is somebody doing one thing perverted? That is actually, actually unusual.’ My thoughts was going in a short time, and I used to be making an attempt to determine what was taking place.”

The trial is slated to renew early subsequent week, the place Paltrow’s husband, Brad Falchuk, and two youngsters are anticipated to take the stand to provide their very own firsthand accounts.