During Gwyneth Paltrow’s Ski Accident Trial, Her Team Deployed Visual Aids And Her Daughter Recalled Her Getting A Massage After The Crash
6,506 seven of Gwyneth Paltrow’s ski accident trial continues to snowplow its way towards justice, and hopefully, hot toddies all around, no expense has been spared on either side. In the life-or-ego-death battle to determine which rich white person ran into the other on that fateful day in 2016, in which Gwyneth alleges she lost a half day of skiing and her accuser, Terry Sanderson, alleges he lost half of his mind, we’ve watched as a parade of expert witnesses racked up the billable hours to so far prove that something abominable happened on the mountain that day.
Yesterday, Gwyneth’s children, 18-year-old Apple and 16-year-old Moses, were expected to take the stand, but due to scheduling conflicts, her attorneys opted to have someone read their depositions aloud to the court instead. Which is probably for the best. I’ve seen Kramer vs Kramer and I don’t think kids should have to recount their most harrowing experiences on the stand. So thank the good lord above that we were spared having to hear Apple’s quivering voice as she bravely told her side of the story and revealed that her mother was so “shaken up” and “very clearly visibly upset” after the incident that “she went to the spa to get a massage.” According to The Daily Mail:
In her statement, read out by the legal teams, Apple said she had heard a ‘commotion’ on the slope before skiing down for lunch, where her mother had been ‘visibly upset’.
Ms Paltrow had stopped skiing for the rest of the day and gone for a massage, the court heard.
‘(My mother) told us what happened… She came in and I noticed she looked a bit shocked, and I asked what happened and she said ‘this a-hole ran into me, he ran right into my back’,’ Apple said.
Asked if she had been concerned about her mother, Apple replied: ‘Yes.’
‘I had never seen her shaken up like that and she was very clearly visibly upset and she had some sort of pain… she was in a little bit of pain and I remember that’s why she went to the spa to get a massage,’ she said.
‘I remember she was very frantic. She was in a state of shock, she was very upset.’
As for Moses, he was forced to recount and grapple with repeating a dirty word he heard his mother utter, so great was her trauma.
Moses, who was nine at the time of the incident, said he recalled seeing his mother on the ground for ‘a while’ and heard her swearing at Mr Sanderson.
‘I saw my mother and a person behind her who had crashed,’ his statement, also read by the legal teams, said.
‘I was standing around (and) I realised it was my mother – when I skied over I heard my mom yelling at the guy.
‘She was saying something along the lines of ‘what the f word’.
Also, yesterday in court, Gwyneth showed what she really meant when she decided to countersue for $1 plus legal expenses. Gwyneth’s team showed a video recreation of the events as relayed by her ski instructor Eric Christiansen. According to the New York Post, “the animation does not include the moment of the actual collision because Christiansen didn’t witness it.” But even though it proves absolutely nothing, it’s beyond chilling and should be watched with caution. TW: Prone bodies in the snow.
And here’s The Daily Mail’s entry into the cannon.
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