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Gwyneth Paltrow Juror Admits They Changed Their Mind 'Multiple Times' During 'Shocking' Ski Accident Trial

Gwyneth Paltrow Juror Admits They Changed Their Mind 'Multiple Times' During Trial

A juror is speaking out about what led them to side in Gwyneth Paltrow‘s favor!

As you likely heard, the Goop founder came out victorious in her ski collision trial against Dr. Terry Sanderson, who claimed she caused him injuries in a 2016 ski accident in Utah. He was suing for $300k while Gwyneth’s countersuit was only for $1. That said, he’ll also have to pay all her legal fees — which could be VERY costly!

During Friday’s episode of Good Morning America, ABC News caught up with juror No. 11, Samantha Imrie, to hear what led her to side with the Hollywood A-lister instead of the retired optometrist. Reflecting on the viral trial, she began:

“The whole thing was a little shocking to me.”

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Interestingly, Samantha revealed she “changed her opinion multiple times” during the trial, but ultimately thought the actress was more “convincing,” she explained:

“I think there was, in the back of my mind, yes, this woman’s an actress and I took that into account, but I didn’t feel she had a reason to lie under oath. She’s always in the spotlight so she always has to be honest.”

Uhhh, perhaps not the best logic. We know plenty of stars who lie their asses off! But we get what she means. Gwyneth didn’t seem to have a reason to lie, she was simply trying to defend herself, and the evidence proved it, at least according to the jury. The same wasn’t exactly the same when Samantha considered the 76-year-old’s testimony:

“He was telling his truth and I think unfortunately some of that has been distorted due to some other factors, but I do think he did not intend to tell a truth that wasn’t his truth.”


So, what worked in Gwyneth’s favor? Two main pieces of evidence convinced this juror. First off, there was the fact Terry had been jet-setting around the world in the years after the accident — despite claiming he’d been severely impacted by his injuries, which included four broken ribs and a brain injury, among other things.

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During the trial, the Shakespeare in Love star’s lawyers shared photos Terry shared to Facebook showing him riding a camel in Morocco, climbing Machu Picchu in Peru, ziplining, biking, hiking, doing Zumba, and so much more all across the globe. Imrie, who works as a nurse, noted:

“I think I wrote down, ‘Wow, I need to make some more money so I can go travel this way.’ I wouldn’t have thought he was capable of those things based on the picture that had been painted.”

Paltrow’s witness, Dr. Irving Scher, was also another very key component of the decision. She shared:

“He’s a snow sports expert in many different ways. I think the fact that Dr. Scher could speak to the din settings and he specifically studied snow science, that he had a stronger opinion.”

In court, Dr. Scher drew stick figures to show how the two parties would have been traveling the day of the accident and where their centers of gravity would have been. He then concluded the 50-year-old’s version of the fall was the most “consistent with the laws of physics.” You can see some of his testimony (below).

All in all, Imrie really wanted the world to understand the jury took everything into account and their decision was based strictly on the “evidence” and “law,” she concluded:

“I think it’s important that the public doesn’t just think that this was a win because Gwyneth’s a celebrity. I mean, this is based on the evidence. This is based on the law. I do work in medicine and you have to look at everyone the same. So, I think that that should apply in the courtroom as well.”

Everyone deserves a fair shot! At the end of the day, the jury did their job and sided with the health and wellness guru. Hear Samantha break down the trial in her own words (below)!

Reactions? Did this evidence persuade you as well?? Let us know (below)!

[Image via Law&Crime Network/YouTube]

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Mar 31, 2023 13:30pm PDT