Gwyneth Paltrow Is Found Not Guilty in Ski Collision Trial
Gwyneth Paltrow was acquitted Thursday for a 2016 ski accident.
After a two-week live-streamed trial, fans obsessed over Paltrow's clothing, accessories, hair and makeup, and presence.
The Shakespeare in Love star was sued for $300,000 by retired optometrist Terry Sanderson, who accused him of skiing "out of control"
when they crashed on the beginners' slopes at Deer Valley Resort in Utah. The Goop founder was on family vacation.
Anderson slapped Paltrow, who accused him of "attempt[ing] to exploit her celebrity and wealth." Instead of settling, she countersued him for a $1 and her legal fees.
Paltrow received the $1 she requested from the jury yesterday to demonstrate that her trial position was not about money.
When the trial began, Sanderson's lawyer Lawrence Buhler said Paltrow collided with his client because she was staring at her children instead of skiing.
He said she left three to four minutes later while Sanderson was sled-borne to a first-aid tent.
Paltrow's attorney, Stephen Owens, disputed a skiing hit-and-run. After the event, Sanderson apologized to the actress, who stayed until the ski patrol arrived.