Gwyneth Paltrow ‘shaken’ after skiing accident, says daughter Apple Martin – National
Gwyneth Paltrow’s 18-year-old daughter Apple Martin testified that her mother was “shaken” and “visibly upset” after the 2016 ski collision at the center of a high-profile civil lawsuit in Utah.
Apple’s deposition was read aloud in court on Tuesday. His brother, Moses Martin, 16, also had his statement read to the jury, although neither child witnessed the ski accident at the Deer Valley resort in Utah.
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Paltrow’s children, whom she shares with ex-husband Chris Martin of Coldplay, were scheduled to testify in person, but due to time constraints, Paltrow’s attorney opted to have their depositions read aloud to the court. court.
Retired optometrist Terry Sanderson is suing Paltrow, 50, for allegedly seriously injuring him after she rammed him from behind, “knocking him down hard, knocking him out”.
Sanderson, 76, claimed the crash caused “permanent traumatic brain injury, 4 broken ribs, pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life”. He claims that Paltrow left him collapsed on the slope and skied. He is suing her for more than US$300,000.
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Paltrow denies responsibility for the crash and claims Sanderson was the one who skied behind her. She is counter-suing for $1 and attorney’s fees. Her lawyers argued that Sanderson was suing her for “exploiting her fame and wealth”.
Paltrow and her children, then 11 and 9, were skiing at the Deer Valley resort with Paltrow’s husband, Brad Falchuk, and her two children.
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Apple testified that she was ahead of Paltrow on the slope, but said she “heard a racket” behind her while skiing. When they met at the ski lodge after the collision, Apple said her mother appeared to be in pain. She said Paltrow told her a man knocked her down on the ski hill.
“I’ve never seen her really shaken up like that, and she was very clearly upset, and she was in some kind of pain,” Apple said in her deposition.
She said Paltrow hadn’t skied for the rest of the day (a claim corroborated by Paltrow, who has since claimed in a viral clip that she had “lost half a day of skiing” due to the injuries she suffered. she had suffered).
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In his deposition, Moses testified that he and an accompanying ski instructor witnessed the aftermath of the accident, when he and the instructor skied to where Paltrow was on the ground. Moses claimed a man collided with Paltrow’s body from behind.
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Moses said Paltrow was “yelling at the guy.”
“She would say something like, ‘What’s the f-word. You just bumped into me,” Moïse said in his deposition.
Sanderson’s legal team previously argued that Paltrow skied into Sanderson after being distracted by Moses calling her name. Moses claimed that was not true.
It is unclear at this time if Falchuk will also speak in court.
Two of Sanderson’s own daughters testified in court last week. Both women claimed that their father’s personality had worsened as a result of his alleged brain injury, leaving him frustrated, easily distracted and unable to multi-task as before. They testified that their relationship with their father suffered as a direct result of his apparent injuries from the ski collision.
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Prior to the reading of the Martin children’s depositions, the jury heard more than seven hours of testimony from medical experts on neurological injuries and rehabilitation.
The Sanderson v. Paltrow lawsuit is ongoing.
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