April 1, 2023 | 4:33 a.m.
Terry Sanderson says he regrets suing Gwyneth Paltrow and is “very disappointed” after losing the case.
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The retired optometrist, who unsuccessfully sued Gwyneth Paltrow over a skiing accident in Utah in 2016, said filing the lawsuit simply wasn’t worth the trouble.
Terry Sanderson, 76, said he shouldn’t have bothered taking legal action against the Goop founder, saying reporters outside the courtroom that he was “very disappointed” to lose the case.
When asked if the lawsuit was worth it, Sanderson responded with a clear: “Absolutely not.”
This was perhaps after personal details of his private life, medical history, and testimonies from his daughters and ex-girlfriend were aired in the courtroom.
“Knowing that now, no,” he said, according to a bonus video. “I joked about dating sites, right? It’s like, I’m going to be on the internet forever.”
Sanderson previously said the lawsuit means he now “will never be able to get on another dating site again.” It’s the pain of trying to sue a celebrity.”
The doctor sued Paltrow in 2019 for $3.1 million, alleging that the accident at the Deer Valley ski resort left him with brain problems and damaged his relationships with others.
After a judge threw out his initial complaint, Sanderson refiled it for $300,000.
Paltrow countersued for $1, plus her likely six-figure legal fees, which the jury awarded her when they agreed the actress was not responsible for the accident.
The 50-year-old actress smiled and waved to photographers outside court, capping off a wild eight-day trial that has grabbed international headlines for everything from the Oscar winner’s death Jeffrey Dahmer style glasses to her wacky comments.
When Judge Kent Holmberg delivered the verdict on Thursday, the Oscar winner maintained her composure before flashing a subtle smile.
“We are pleased with the outcome and appreciate the consideration of the judge and jury,” Paltrow’s attorney, Steven Owens, said in a statement outside the courtroom.
“Gwyneth has a history of standing up for what’s right and this situation is no different. She will continue to stand up for what is right,” she added.
Paltrow’s representatives also issued a statement on her behalf.
“I felt that accepting a false claim compromised my integrity,” Paltrow said. “I am pleased with the outcome and appreciate all the hard work of Judge Holmberg and the jury, and I thank them for their consideration in handling this case.”