Lawyers have questioned Gwyneth Paltrow’s accuser in the ongoing trial over a 2016 skiing accident, who claims he became ‘self-isolating’ in the aftermath of the accident, due to multiple Facebook photos showing him traveling after the accident.
Lawyers for the Oscar-winning actress have questioned the retired ophthalmologist who is suing her over a 2016 skiing accident, which he claims left him with broken ribs and severe brain damage.
Terry Sanderson, 76, said he was “living another life” after crashing into Ms. Paltrow on a ski slope in Utah, which he said left him with broken ribs and severe brain injuries.
The retired doctor is suing Ms. Paltrow for $300,000 for allegedly hitting him from behind in 2016. Ms. Paltrow has responded to the civil lawsuit for $1, claiming that she is innocent and that he rammed her.
Late Wednesday afternoon, Paltrow’s attorneys called Sanderson back to the stand for the second time in the case to question his claims of life-changing injuries.
One of the photos, presented as evidence at trial yesterday, showed Terry Sanderson skating
Facebook photo albums of bookers taken by Terry Sanderson after the 2016 crash
While on vacation, Mr. Sanderson has also been photographed taking part in activities such as skiing and cycling
Sanderson was pictured strolling in a post-crash photo in February 2016
Mr Sanderson rides a camel in a selfie from Vacation 2018
Mr Sanderson said the travels have been difficult for him and that he has not been able to travel on his own
Rather than review his medical history or expert testimony, they asked questions about Sanderson’s well-being and his post-crash adventures.
They provided photos as evidence of Sanderson riding a camel in Morocco, heading to Machu Picchu in Peru.
While on vacation, he has also been photographed taking part in activities such as skiing and cycling.
He also did a continent-wide circuit around Europe with stops in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France and Belgium.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who sued Mr Sanderson over the incident, is pictured in court yesterday
After both sides make closing arguments on Thursday, the jury will likely make its decision later that day or on Friday.
The pensioner agreed that he had traveled to several countries and attended a Cinco de Mayo celebration and a rock concert.
He claimed that he traveled because he had traveled because “it was part of the healing process” and that he was “told by several neurologists and cognitive therapists” to get back into his travel routine, which he has “mostly since retirement”.
He added that the journeys were difficult for him and that he could not travel alone.
“Looking back at the time,” he said, “I was determined to prove that I had no mental problems.”
Discussing the impact of the case on him, Sanderson said it was “very difficult” to prosecute a celebrity and that his life was “out of the blue”.
Also called to the stand on Wednesday was Dr Angela Eastfold, who told the court that after the collision he had been drinking “too much”.
She testified that Mr Sanderson had told his doctors he had been drinking five to six drinks, two to three times a week, at least ten times a week.
Dr. Eastfold said that if Sanderson had suffered a “major” concussion as he claimed, his “tolerance to alcohol would have been reduced”.
In addition, she testified that the retired doctor showed no signs of a “major” concussion.
She said he does not suffer from vertigo and does not show any signs of “attention deficit”.
Psychiatric assessments they conducted on him showed that he scored high on “narcissism” and “attention-loving,” according to Dr. Eastfold.
Closing arguments will be presented in the televised trial on Thursday.