Gay Twitter™ has a new memable icon: Gwyneth Paltrow
The often-mocked wellness and lifestyle influencer is standing trial for allegedly crashing into a man on a ski slope seven years ago, which he says caused him to suffer life-altering injuries.
Terry Sanderson is seeking $300,000 in damages from Paltrow. (Down from $3.1 million, which he originally asked for.)
But Paltrow claims he actually crashed into her, and is counter-suing for $1 plus the cost of her legal fees.
The details only get messier from there. Somewhere, Ryan Murphy is already thinking of how to make this whole thing into a Netflix series.
The 50-year-old actress took the stand Friday and acted like a stoic ice queen, calmly telling the opposing attorney she’s just “telling her the truth of what actually happened.”
It’s all she can do.
Meanwhile, Sanderson says the longtime actress collided into him from behind, slamming her poles into his shoulder blades. “Serious, serious smack. I’ve never been hit that hard,” he said on the stand Monday, via CBS News.
He says he went “flying,” and let out a “blood-curdling scream.”
“I’m like living another life now,” he said.
Sanderson also says he suffered four broken ribs and a concussion. He can’t ski anymore.
Sad story. But don’t forget: Paltrow is suffering, too.
She lost half a day of skiing!
Paltrow isn’t necessarily becoming a yassified icon for her responses on the stand; but rather, for the vibe she’s giving off. She’s in total Miranda Priestly-mode, cool as a cucumber while commanding the courtroom with her presence alone.
Her outfit for Tuesday’s proceedings was an all-time serve.
Twitter gays aren’t the only ones swooning over Paltrow’s dignified air. The plaintiff’s attorney is stanning, too.
During one particularly bizarre round of questioning, she asked Paltrow her height (just under 5’10, in case you were wondering), and then let out a personal admission. “I am so jealous,” she cooed. “I have to wear 4-inch heels just to make it to 5-foot-5.”
She also asked Paltrow about her ski outfit. Girl, get a grip!
But wait! The trailer only gets campier.
The lawyer, Kristin VanOrman, grills Paltrow on her relationship with… Taylor Swift? Throughout the line of question she acts like a ravenous gay who’s sniffed out a way to maybe score tickets for her sold-out The Eras tour.
Seriously, Ryan Murphy. How’s that script coming along?
They need to investigate the scene of the accident for a Goop Jade Egg. Determining the direction and length of its trajectory as it was dislodged from her body will indicate whether Gwyneth struck Sanderson as she careened down the mountain – or vice versa.
Medical Insurance coverage for all I hope why sue? …. all for La Publicite’…. I appreciate her smirk. that plaintiff lawyer I thought was Gwyn’s and what the hell does Taylor Swift have to do with anything. This trial would be much faster paced and exciting on Judge Judy.
These recaps make me like her even less; I don’t know what Brad ever saw in her.
The rich often have and continue to use the legal system for petty matters – spending enormous sums and using better-deployed-elsewhere judicial resources for their personal amusement and score settling (see also, former President Count of Monte Crisco).
She should have just entered into a settlement (if he’s suing for $300K, she could have settled for much less.) If the judge let it go to trial there must be some evidence of his suffering related to what happened, and she’s the rich one. There are a lot of trials waiting too long to take place because she’s showing off in court and abusing the available legal resources and the legal fees on both sides could have gone to Trevor’s Project or ….
Also, what kind of judge permits this kind of random questioning? Oh well, Park City, Utah.
Finally, I can never make it through any Ryan Murphy series/show/movie. I always turn it off after awhile and never get back to it. Why him?
“the rich” in this case also includes the man who is suing her, who evidently has enough $ to attempt a rather hopeless lawsuit
actually, you know what, all of your takes are silly! not gonna refute them one by one
@correctio His lawyer is probably working on contingency – you know, so it’s a “if he doesn’t win he doesn’t pay” deal. I doubt the judge would make him pay Paltrow’s legal fees even if she succeeds in her cross suit. But, maybe he’s rich too (I doubt it based on what I’ve seen of his lawyer), American legal history is replete with rich people suing each other over insignificant matters
It all makes me like Paltrow even less.
HE IS SUING HER!!! she is countersuing him, for attorney’s fees and $1
@correctio Yes, you are correct(io), but she could have easily settled with him; remember she’s got the deep pockets here…- there has to be some factual basis for his case, otherwise the judge wouldn’t have let it go to trial. It will wind up costing her more in the long run than if she had settled, but I guess any publicity is good publicity. Based on all of her website, etc. stuff and this frivolous insistence on her day in court, I just don’t think of her as a good person. Have a nice day.
The decision to continue to court is usually one of two: things the cost of court is less than the settlement; or the plaintive wants to have fault laid.
It is most likely her insurer that is footing the bill and made the call.
Miranda Priestly is a better look for her than Goop girl, but she’s already proven herself to be an idiot.
If I never had to see or hear another word out of Paltrow’s mouth, it would make me happy. Paltrow is a vapid, totally self absorbed idiot.
@RoyM you have this option! simply stop reading about her or watching things with her!
I don’t like a lot of the (cendored) she does on Goop but she’s being railroaded.
She is married to Brad Falchuk, who is Ryan Murphy’s long time associate, so no I don’t think they will turn this into the next American Crime Story.
Her attorney destroyed the case this week. The good doctor has been living the life after the accident. Amazing vacations and lots of photos to prove he was NOT injured in the accident.