Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has reportedly been sued for an alleged hit-and-run accident that took place in Utah during a ski trip a few years ago. However, the Marvel star claims the man’s allegations are “completely without merit” in a statement she released to E! News on January 29.
The plaintiff in the lawsuit, Terry Sanderson, 46, is accusing Paltrow, 46, of crashing into him at the Deer Valley Resort back in February 2016. He claims the Iron Man actress was skiing “out of control” when she ran into him going downhill at a high speed.
The complaint obtained by the outlet alleges that Paltrow knocked Sanderson “down hard, knocking him out, and causing a brain surgery, four broken ribs and other injuries.”
Breaking: press conf happening now…Terry Anderson says actress @GwynethPaltrow crashed into him while skiing “Knocking him down hard, knocking him out and causing a brain injury, four broken ribs and other serious injuries” and then skied away #kutv2news pic.twitter.com/CmDnAaFVxo
— Dan Rascon (@DanKUTV) January 29, 2019
Skiers are required to “immediately stop at the scene of such collision and render to any person injured in such collision reasonable assistance,” according to the Skier Responsibility Code. One of the rules is that anyone involved in an accident “shall give their name and address to an employee of the ski area operator,” however Sanderson claims that Paltrow didn’t comply with the ordinance.
“Paltrow got up, turned and skied away, leaving Sanderson stunned, lying in the snow, seriously injured,” according to the complaint written about the doctor, who was 44 at the time of the alleged incident. On top of that, Sanderson’s complaint notes how the Deer Valley instructor who taught the actress how to ski “filled out and signed an incident report falsely stating that Gwyneth Paltrow did not cause the crash even though [the ski instructor] did not see the crash.”
Sanderson and his lawyer will reportedly be seeking reparations and claim the value of the damage is “more than $3,100,000.” On the other hand, Paltrow fired back and claims that “this lawsuit is completely without merit,” she told E! News in a statement. “We expect to be vindicated.”
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