- On Tuesday, jurors in a Utah courtroom heard snippets of depositions from Gwyneth Paltrow’s kids.
- They were unable to testify in her case centered around a 2016 ski collision involving Paltrow.
- Both of her children said that the man suing her was responsible, but that they didn’t witness the crash.
Depositions from actress Gwyneth Paltrow’s children helped provide new layers of context on Paltrow’s immediate reaction and shock after a contentious ski collision that is being litigated in a Utah courtroom.
On Tuesday, lawyers read deposition excerpts from Moses and Apple, Paltrow’s two children, who had been unable to testify in court on Monday. They both claimed not to have witnessed the collision but recalled some colorful reactions post-crash from the “Goop” creator at a ski lodge, before she jetted off to a spa.
In both depositions, Paltrow’s children claimed that Terry Sanderson, the man who originally sued Paltrow for negligence in the crash, was responsible and skiing uphill from their mother. Sanderson and his attorneys maintain that it was Paltrow that struck him from behind on the mountain.
Moses Martin, Paltrow’s 16-year-old son from a previous marriage with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, said he recognized her mom on the ground moments after while he was further down the hill with his instructor.
“I realized the equipment she was wearing and then I realized that it was my mom,” Moses Martin said in a deposition read in court on Tuesday. “When I skied over I heard my mom yelling at the guy, saying something along the lines of – ‘what the fuck, you just ran into me.'”
Last week, Paltrow was defiant as she took the stand, claiming that Sanderson, “categorically,” hit her.
After Sanderson sued the “Goop” creator in 2019, Paltrow countersued Sanderson for negligence as well, alleging that he crashed into her. The trial is centered around the dueling negligence claims, where Sanderson originally sought $3 million in damages and Paltrow is seeking $1, plus reimbursed attorney fees.
In a deposition, Paltrow’s daughter Apple Martin, 18, said that she did not witness the crash but heard “some sort of screaming,” in the distance, and was debriefed when her mother joined her and her instructor at the ski lodge at the end of the ski run 5 to 10 minutes after the collision.
“She told us what happened,” Apple Martin said in the deposition. “She came in and I noticed she looked a bit shocked, and said ‘this A-hole ran into me, ran right into my back.'”
At the ski lodge where they ate lunch after the collision, Apple Martin said they were joined by Paltrow’s then-boyfriend and now-husband Brad Falchuk, her brother, and their ski instructors.
“She said she wouldn’t ski for the rest of the day…she always stays on,” Apple Martin said. “I never see her shaken up like that, and she had some sort of pain, and I remember that’s why she went to the spa to get a massage.”