- Gwyneth Paltrow was found not liable in a contentious trial over a 2016 ski collision.
- Terry Sanderson, a retired Utah optometrist, sued Paltrow in 2019, claiming she caused the crash.
- The trial, which became comedic fodder for the internet, eventually leaned in Paltrow’s favor.
On Thursday, just as a grand jury across the country made a weighty decision of its own, a Utah jury found that Gwyneth Paltrow was not at fault in a 2016 ski collision with a retired optometrist.
Instead, jurors found that it was actually the retired optometrist, Terry Sanderson, who was at fault and fully liable for the collision at the Deer Valley Resort in Park City. He was asked to pay just $1 in damages.
The livestreamed trial was instant meme-bait, devoured by social media users who gawked at Paltrow’s “courtcore” outfits, her animated facial expressions, and remarkable poise under questioning about how well she knows Taylor Swift.
Paltrow may have lost a half day of skiing over the crash, but she won the case, convincing jurors and the internet at large that if there’s one thing she knows, it’s proper ski etiquette.
Here were the trial’s best moments.