Get all your news in one place.
100’s of premium titles.
One app.
Start reading
The Independent UK
The Independent UK
Andrea Blanco,Oliver O'Connell and Graeme Massie

Gwyneth Paltrow trial – live: Lawyer apologises for being an ‘ass’ as Goop founder to testify today

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Lawyer Apologises To Witness For Being An ‘Ass’

Gwyneth Paltrow’s attorney apologised on Thursday for being an “ass” to a witness during the star’s ski collision civil trial.

Lawyer Stephen Owens admitted that he may have overstepped the mark while cross-examining Polly Sanderson Grasham – daughter of Terry Sanderson, the retired optometrist suing the Hollywood star and Goop CEO.

“I need to apologise I was being an ass earlier,” he said. “It was wrong for me to triangulate you, your dad, your sister, and your mom. I ask for your forgiveness.”

Mr Owens had asked the witness about claims made by her sister that her father was abusive and a liar.

Sanderson, 76, has accused the actor of crashing into him on a ski slope at the Deer Valley resort in Park City, Utah, in February 2016, leaving him with “permanent traumatic brain injury, four broken ribs, pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress and disfigurement”.

Meanwhile, Paltrow claims it was Mr Sanderson who crashed into her — and that he told his daughter afterwards that he was “famous.”

Mr Sanderson is seeking $300,000 from Paltrow while she is seeking $1 in damages and for her legal fees to be covered.

Sign up to read this article
Read news from 100’s of titles, curated specifically for you.
Already a member? Sign in here
Related Stories
Top stories on inkl right now
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
Already a member? Sign in here
Our Picks
Fourteen days free
Download the app
One app. One membership.
100+ trusted global sources.