Gwyneth Paltrow whispered ‘I wish you well’ to the man who sued her after she won $1 ski-accident trial. He replied, ‘Thank you, dear.’

  • Gwyneth Paltrow told Terry Sanderson “I wish you well” after winning a ski-accident trial Thursday.
  • Sanderson sued Paltrow over a ski collision in Utah in 2016, alleging she caused the accident.
  • Paltrow won the civil case on Thursday and was awarded $1 in damages.

Gwyneth Paltrow has dominated the headlines in recent weeks because of her legal battle with retired optometrist Terry Sanderson, who sued the actor over a skiing accident in 2016.

Sanderson claimed that the star skied into him at the Deer Valley resort in Utah, causing him to break four ribs and giving him a concussion. He sued Paltrow in 2019 for $300,000. Paltrow countersued for just $1.

On Thursday, a Utah jury came back in favor of Paltrow, ruling that the star was not at fault for the accident. She was awarded $1 in damages.

While leaving the courthouse Thursday, Sanderson was asked what Paltrow said to him after the verdict was read out. Footage from the courtroom showed Paltrow appearing to lean over and whisper something to the plaintiff as she left the proceeding.

Sanderson told “Extra” host Billy Bush: “Her exact words: ‘I wish you well.’ Very kind of her.” 

He added: “I said ‘Thank you, dear.'”

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Reacting to the verdict, Sanderson added that he “brought absolutely the truth” to the stand.

He said: “It should have been the facts of the accident because as I said, I brought absolutely the truth to the accident. There was no reason to wander from that and it still won’t, and I brought it for that reason.”

The 76-year-old went on to describe trials like these as “character assassination.”

Sanderson said: “It becomes things that you thought were long gone in your life, things from 30 years ago, 40 years ago, that should be meaningless.”

Asked whether he thought Paltrow lied during the trial, Sanderson said:  “I believe she thinks she has the truth… but I absolutely know I said I would not bring any falsehoods, I’m going to tell the truth, and I did.”

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