Noora Raj Brown, SVP Communications for Paltrow's company GOOP, told CNN, "This lawsuit is completely without merit". The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Utah state court, also alleges that Eric Christiansen, a Deer Valley ski instructor who was with Paltrow at the time, not only failed to call for help, but "falsely" accused Sanderson of having caused the crash.
The man believes the instructor filed a false report casting blame on him to protect Paltrow.
Deer Valley Resort spokeswoman Emily Summers said the resort can't comment on pending legal matters.
Sanderson said at a news conference in Salt Lake City at his attorney's office that it took him almost three years to file a lawsuit because he dragged his feet, ran into problems with previous attorneys and was dealing with inability to function properly because of the concussion. Seeing large signs telling skiers to slow down that were as "big as two refrigerators", Sanderson said he decreased his speed appropriately and was "just enjoying the day".
"I hit a lot of dead ends and kind of got worn out and exhausted of having to relive these circumstances and so I dragged my feet".
"I would like to be vindicated", said Sanderson, now 72.
Beyond the broken ribs, the lawsuit said Sanderson had suffered a "closed brain injury", which Sykes likened to "shaken baby syndrome".
The witness, Craig Ramon, said a Deer Valley ski instructor berated Sanderson as he laid knocked out on the snow, face down.
According to a recent lawsuit against Gwyneth Paltrow, the answer is yes.
He went on to say that he had been in contact with Paltrow's attorneys but no one had mentioned Paltrow giving him an apology or compensation.
Sanderson's lawsuit seeks $3.1 million U.S. in damages, but he denies he's suing because Paltrow is a famous and rich celebrity. Paltrow's spokesperson confirmed this position to The Post. After getting to her feet, Paltrow started skiing away and the rest of her group followed, Ramon said. "I would like my truth to be told".