Gwyneth Paltrow has got a legal hurdle to scale, however, team family will be there to show their support in more ways than attending.
The well-known actress has made a name for herself in the wellness and lifestyle industry. Due to her high profile status, she is automatically prone to making headlines with any moves she makes. After being accused of causing an accident several years ago, the case is finally going to trial, and her family members are among the witnesses who will take the stand.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Family Set To Testify In Ski Crash Trial
On Tuesday in a Utah court, the star’s attorney announced during the opening arguments that her husband, Brad Falchuk, along with her 18-year-old daughter Apple and 16-year-old son Moses, would provide testimony in court.
Her lawyer, Stephen Owens, stated that the actress’s visit to Deer Valley Resort with her family in February 2016 held sentimental value for her, as her father, Bruce Paltrow, passed away in 2002 at 58.
In a report by PEOPLE, he said, “So it was a sentimental issue because she had started getting back into skiing and she did it because she wanted her kids to learn like she had,” while noting that her now-husband Falchuk was also present that day.
At the time of the incident, Apple and Moses, whom she shares with her ex-husband Chris Martin, were 11 and 9, respectively. Owens explained that the trip was an opportunity for both their children to spend time together and see if they could form a bond, making the outing a unique and significant occasion.
During the trial, her lawyer identified the individuals in the “Iron Man” star’s skiing group on February 26, 2016, as her husband Brad, and her children, Apple and Moses. He also confirmed that they will all testify during the course of the trial.
The Blast recently reported that the 50-year-old was determined not to go down without a fight. This made it possible at the time that she would defend herself by testifying against the accident described as a “hit and run” on the slopes.
The retired optometrist first sued the Goop founder for $3.1 million and launched his initial lawsuit three years after the incident in 2019. He claimed she injured him badly when she was skiing “out of control.”
He claimed to be dealing with traumatic brain injury, broken ribs, and loss of enjoyment in life. However, the “Malice” star’s lawyer countered that Sanderson had traveled at least three times internationally since the mishap occurred. So they did not seem to believe that he was as hurt as he claimed to be and did not seem to lack enjoyment in his life.
The 76-year-old also maintained that he had limited memory of the ordeal because of how hard he was hit on the slopes. On the other hand, the award-winning actress has a great memory of it. Furthermore, Sanderson was informed that the most he could ask for was $300,000, a significant reduction from the original demand.
Gwyneth Paltrow Responds To Backlash Over Eating Habits And Wellness Routines
Known for her controversial wellness practices, the “Possession” actress faced criticism over her eating habits. She received backlash for sharing her daily diet on a podcast and promoting bone broth, intermittent fasting, and paleo-friendly foods.
The Blast shared that she clarified that the podcast was with her personal doctor, whom she had been working with for over two years to address her chronic health issues, including long COVID.
She explained that her high levels of inflammation due to the illness led her to focus on foods that are not inflammatory, such as “cooked vegetables, protein, and healthy carbs.” She emphasized that her dietary choices have been “based on my medical results and extensive testing I’ve done over time.”
In the following slide, Paltrow clarified further, saying, “you know this was a transparent look at a conversation between me and my doctor. It’s not meant to be advice for anybody else.”
She also added that her diet was not limited to bone broth and vegetables; she ate full meals and indulged in occasional treats. The mother-of-two concluded by stating, “My baseline really has been to try to be healthy and to eat foods that will really calm the system down, so I hope that helps.”