The retired ophthalmologist who sued Gwyneth Paltrow following her 2016 ski accident in Utah has said he regrets taking the case to court. After losing his case against Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow, 76-year-old Terry Sanderson said he was “extremely sad” to reporters outside the courtroom.
When asked if filing the lawsuit was worthwhile, given that Sanderson may be liable for up to a mind-boggling $1 million in legal fees, the doctor gave a resounding “Certainly not.”
After losing his lawsuit against Gwyneth Paltrow, Terry Sanderson says he is “extremely disappointed” in himself.
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This could have happened after the court heard testimony from his ex-girlfriend and daughters about his private life and medical history.
“Knowing that now, no,” he said, according to a video from Extra. “I joked about dating sites, right? It’s like, I’m gonna be on the internet forever.”
Sanderson had previously stated that the case allowed him to “never go on another dating site again. It’s the pain of trying to sue a celebrity.”
The former optometrist who was injured while skiing in Utah in 2019 has filed a lawsuit against Paltrow.
In 2019, the doctor filed a $3.1 million lawsuit against Paltrow, saying that the crash at the Deer Valley ski resort had permanently hindered his cognitive abilities and harmed his social relationships. Sanderson re-filed his lawsuit for $300,000 after the judge had previously dismissed it.
The jury agreed with Paltrow’s claim that she was not to blame for the collision and awarded her $1 in her countersuit.
The 50-year-old actress waved and grinned for the cameras as she left court, marking the end of an eight-day trial that made headlines around the world for everything from the Oscar winner’s Jeffrey Dahmer-style glasses to her bizarre statements.
The Oscar winner remained composed as Judge Kent Holmberg read the verdict on Thursday, although a small smile crept across her face as he did so.
Paltrow’s lawyer, Steven Owens, stated outside the courtroom that he expressed his client’s satisfaction with the verdict and gratitude to the judge and jury.
“Gwyneth has a history of standing up for what’s right and this situation is no different. She will continue to stand up for what’s right.Paltrow’s team also stated on her behalf.”