Los Angeles, United States, Mar 29 (EFE).- A doctor suing American actress Gwyneth Paltrow said Wednesday he went through “three near-death experiences” after a ski accident with the celebrity in 2016.
During the seventh day of trial, Terry Sanderson said some of the damage from the accident is reflected in three moments in which he did not make “the correct medical decisions,” something he called unusual in his personality.
The first was a blackout that lasted a long time, the second one time he cut his leg damaging his femoral artery while cutting a cardboard box and the last one an accidental oxycodone overdose.
“Right now in this trial do you blame Ms. Paltrow for these three near-death experiences?” asked the lawyer for the “Shakespeare in Love” actress, Stephen Owen, to which Sanderson replied: “Yes, it’s very unusual for me not to make good medical decisions.”
Owens also showed Sanderson a series of photographs taken from his social media in which the man was observed accompanied by his family on various trips and doing physical activities, such as boating, skiing, nature walks, among others, after the accident.
Sanderson claimed to have traveled to Peru, Costa Rica, Thailand, Morocco and various European countries, as well as some US cities.
“(Traveling) was part of the healing treatment that was recommended to me by several neurologists and cognitive therapists, they advised me to return to the routine,” Sanderson said, noting that he had some problems during the trips because “I couldn’t do it alone.”
The man also said that on many occasions he strove to show that he “did not have any mental problems.”
Sanderson sued Paltrow in 2019 accusing her of being the cause of a ski accident on a slope at Deer Valley Resort in Utah.
The testimony of the retired optometrist contrasts with that of Paltrow, who spoke to court on Friday, saying she was the one who received the blow from behind by the 76-year-old man. EFE