SALT LAKE CITY – A retired physician has filed a lawsuit against a prominent Hollywood actress who was alleged to have seriously injured him three years ago in a "ski accident" at Deer Valley Resort. Terry Sanderson, 72,
announced on Tuesday a lawsuit against Gwyneth Paltrow, Deer Valley Resort and ski instructor Eric Christiansen. Sanderson is seeking at least $ 3.1 million from actresses Iron Man and Shakespeare in Love. She claims she had implanted herself in it and caused a serious brain injury, left without a word and then claimed Sanderson was to blame.  "I've been skiing for over 30 years, I've never punched or hurt anyone, I've never been downed or injured, I think that's a unique situation and especially if it was rude Let me stay there "he said on Tuesday. [February 26, 201
Just before he was hit, Sanderson said he heard a scream, as if the woman who was beating him were not paying attention, and at the last moment it became clear that a collision was inevitable.
"I heard this hysterical scream that you never hear a track that I've never heard in my life, just as if King Kong had come out of the jungle or something, it was just instantaneous, I became hit in the back, "he said.
Sanderson, wearing a helmet, said he had first fallen face down with Paltrow on his back. When they hit the ground, she rolled off. Sanderson thinks he was knocked out for 5 to 10 minutes.
"I remember feeling sore, my ribs were really sore, my brain felt like it was injected with Novocain, I do not know how else to describe it, it was just numb, nothing was done Sense, "he said, Sanderson said it took a moment to remember his name, but he could not remember where he was.
" I know I ski, but I have no idea where I ski, and there was the ski guy who was there, who I thought was there to help, he went, and I remember feeling sinking in my stomach, "said he.
According to Sanderson and his two lawyers, Salt Lake Civil Attorney Robert Sykes and Lawrence Buhler, Paltrow drove off without a word while the instructor was abusing Sanderson and told him the crash was his fault. The lawyers who deny the ski resort later filled out a false report stating that the crash was Sanderson's fault.
Sanderson said he had tried to reach Paltrow's people over the years, hoping for a settlement, but he said her lawyer had offered him nothing. Now the retired optician, who moved to Utah from Soda Springs, Idaho, said he is suing for "justification" as for assault.
"There was often a point in this whole thing, I thought an apology would be enough, but when I started to understand my senses, I felt more strongly that this was wrong, he said that it was mine now Truth says. "
" She knows, she knows what happened, "added Sanderson, who said it was" offensive "that Paltrow did not tell the truth.
When he was asked if he had filed a lawsuit and held a press conference if the person he collided with did not & # 39; As one of the celebrities, Sanderson's lawyer said yes.
"I think we would hold a press conference for a major ski-crash, where someone suffers a brain injury and has four broken ribs and the broken skiers are removed." The participating ski instructor fails without assistance, "Buhler said is a common type of ski collision. "
While ski resorts are protected from lawsuits in most cases when a skier crashes, Sykes said the difference The case is that Deer Valley did not take" proper action ".
Deer Valley Resort declined to comment on the lawsuit on Tuesday. The lawyer representing Paltrow's case in Utah directed all calls to Paltrow's publicist in California. Paltrow spokeswoman Heather Wilson said a brief prepared statement to several media, including USA Today, that the lawsuit was "without merit" and that Paltrow would be "confirmed".
Sykes said that all skiers know that they are kept by a code that does not recklessly ski in control.
"Very, very important rule for skiers, and it even applies to celebrities, believe it or not, and it was for Gwyneth Paltrow," he said.
The lawsuit claims Paltrow was "out of control," "too fast for her abilities," and "distracted," according to the lawsuit.
"Gwyneth Paltrow." I knew it was wrong to get out of hand too quickly, but she still did, "the lawsuit says, adding that she's distracted.
The lawsuit alleges Paltrow was negligent, and both she and the resort negligently inflicted emotional stress.