The jury has sided with Gwyneth Paltrow in the ski trial of the century, which has gripped the internet for the past week. The actor is not at fault for the 2016 skiing accident that left retired optometrist Terry Sanderson with a concussion and broken ribs. Sanderson sued Paltrow for $300,000, alleging that she had carelessly struck him down while skiing on the slopes of Utah’s Deer Valley Resort. Paltrow countersued for $1 in damages — which she will now be awarded per the jury’s decision. “Mr. Sanderson categorically hit me on the ski slope, and that is the truth,” Paltrow testified during the trial, which began on March 21. The jury deliberated on Thursday for about two and a half hours. As Paltrow left the courtroom, she leaned down to say something to Sanderson. Sanderson confirmed to the Associated Press that it was a civil exchange. Per Sanderson, the actor whispered, “I wish you well,” to which he replied, “Thank you, dear.”
Words we can definitely attribute to Paltrow come from her Instagram story, where she posted a statement that reads: “I felt that acquiescing to a false claim compromised my integrity. I am pleased with the outcome and I appreciate all of the hard work of Judge Holmberg and the jury, and thank them for their thoughtfulness in handling this case.”
This post has been updated.