Gwyneth Paltrow heads home in private jet after trouncing Terry Sanderson in 2016 ski crash trial
DEER VALLEY, UTAH: Gwyneth Paltrow is on her way home after triumphing in the four-year long legal battle against retired optometrist Terry Sanderson regarding a 2016 ski accident. Latest images show the Goop founder, 50, with her assistant and a bodyguard, who were with her throughout the eight-day trial, at a private aircraft terminal in Salt Lake City, Utah, as reported by DailyMail.
Paltrow spent the night in a lavish rental home in Park City's posh Colony at White Pine Canyon neighborhood, but she left the house shortly after 11 am, local time, to go to the airport. A cream sweater, light blue trousers, and white trainers were the actress's choice of attire for her flight home after her stealth-luxe looks throughout the trial garnered headlines, as reported by DailyMail.
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'I appreciate their thoughtfulness in handling this case'
Paltrow was observed approaching Sanderson shortly after the jury's ruling, which sided with her. She reportedly told him, "I wish you well." Afterward, she posted a statement on her Instagram stories: "I felt that acquiescing to a false claim compromised my integrity." The story further adds, "I am pleased with the outcome, and I appreciate all of the hard work of Judge Holmberg and the jury, and I appreciate their thoughtfulness in handling this case." In just two hours and 20 minutes, the jury on Thursday determined that Sanderson, 76, was "100%" to blame for the accident at the upscale Utah ski resort seven years prior.
Sanderson will shoulder Paltrow's legal costs plus the $1 amount of the countersuit
The founder of the high-end wellness company Goop, Paltrow, 50, is worth $200 million. She also won an Oscar for her performance in 'Shakespeare in Love.' The much-publicized trial saw Paltrow countersuing Sanderson, a 76-year-old Utah retiree optometrist who has been through two divorces and whose net worth is unknown. Sanderson will now be obliged to pay Paltrow's legal costs, which might total hundreds of thousands of dollars, as well as a symbolic $1 in damages.
The actress-turned-lifestyle guru sat with her hands clasped on her desk on Thursday, March 30, as the verdict was announced and appeared tense. She nodded appreciatively when the court clerk said Sanderson was '100%' fault but kept her composure otherwise as she was held not responsible for the crash. The verdict follows eight days of live-streamed trial testimony that attracted viewers from all around the world and became a pop culture phenom. As she left the court, the actress waved at the cameras and grinned, but she did not stop to give any remarks after her trial victory, as per reports.