Gwyneth Paltrow’s attorney apologizes for being ‘an ass’ to testify in ski collision trial
Gwyneth Paltrow’s lawyer has apologized for being an “ass” to the doctor’s daughter who is suing the actress for a skiing accident in 2016.
Attorney Stephen Owens made the admission after his cross-examination of Polly Sanderson Grasham, who had testified as a witness for her father, Terry Sanderson.
He claims Paltrow rammed him in a “full body blow” leaving him with “permanent traumatic brain injury, four broken ribs, pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress and disfigurement. “.
Mr Sanderson is seeking $300,000 in damages from the Oscar-winning actress after he alleged she suffered permanent brain damage as a result of the accident at the Deer Valley resort in Utah.
Mr Owens and Ms Sanderson Grasham had been embroiled in tense questioning after giving evidence that her father had become angry and angry after the crash.
The lawyer dismissed his claims and pointed to a deposition in which his sister, Jenny, said her father was abusive and asked if her sister was a “liar”.
She denied that her father had abused her sister, but admitted that he had tried to “mold” her and told the lawyer that “sometimes we experience events differently”.
After a break in the proceedings on Thursday, Mr Owens apologized directly to Ms Sanderson Grasham, who had collapsed on the stand.
“I have to apologize, I was an ass earlier,” he told her. “It was wrong for me to triangulate you, your father, your sister and your mother. I ask for your forgiveness.
Paltrow also counterattacked Mr Sanderson, 76, claiming he was in fact responsible for the crash.
During the trial in Park City, Utah, psycho-neurologist Dr Alina Fong denounced defense claims that Mr Sanderson was exaggerating his symptoms to exploit Ms Paltrow’s celebrity status and wealth. Dr Fong, who opened a clinic in Boston in partnership with Tom Brady, diagnosed Mr Sanderson with Persistent Post Concussion Symptoms (PSC), which she says occurred after the accident.
Lawyers and expert medical witnesses for Mr. Sanderson described how injuries were likely caused by someone crashing into Mr. Sanderson from behind and attributed noticeable changes in his mental acuity to injuries from that day -there.
Ms Paltrow’s lawyers have attempted to portray Dr Sanderson as a 76-year-old whose decline followed the normal course of aging rather than the result of an accident with their famous client.
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