- Samantha Granville
- BBC News, Park City, Utah
Gwyneth Paltrow’s daughter says her mother was “visibly upset” after colliding with another skier in 2016.
A Hollywood actress’s trial saw her daughter Apple Martin testify under oath about a crash on a beginner’s slope at a Utah resort.
An 18-year-old girl said her mother appeared to be distressed afterwards.
Terry Sanderson is suing Paltrow for hitting her.
The retired eye doctor claims he suffered brain damage and fractured ribs in an accident and is seeking $300,000 (£245,000) in damages.
The Oscar-winner countersued for $1 and attorneys’ fees.
Apple and her brother, 16-year-old Moses Martin, were expected to testify in person on Tuesday.
But the time limit imposed by the judge meant that a copy of the previous deposition was read to the court instead.
Neither Paltrow nor her teenage children with ex-husband and Coldplay star Chris Martin witnessed the crash.
However, they said in sworn testimony that Ms. Paltrow told her shortly afterwards that a skier had beaten her up at Deer Valley Resort.
Apple, who remembers being 11 or 12 at the time of the incident, said: some kind of pain. “
In testimony, 9-year-old Moses said he remembered seeing his mother lying on the ground after the crash.
According to the boy’s sworn testimony, he skied to the scene and heard Ms. Paltrow say, “Oh my god, you ran into me.”
The children’s depositions were read out Tuesday after more than seven hours of testimony from expert witnesses on human anatomy and neurological rehabilitation.
Ms. Paltrow and her two children were skiing with her now-husband, Brad Falchuk, and his two children when the crash occurred.
Falchuk has already said he was not a witness and it is unclear if he will be asked to testify.
Two of Sanderson’s daughters have already testified in court.
Polly Sanderson-Grasham and Shay Herath said last week that their father changed a lot after the accident.
Sanderson Grasham said her father, who was once “extroverted” and “outgoing”, is now “upset” and “easily irritated”.
She also said her father was “obsessed” with getting an apology from Ms. Paltrow.