What did Gwyneth Paltrow whisper to the plaintiff after her court victory?
Gwyneth Paltrow and the retired optometrist who sued her crossed paths again, this time to mark the end of their ski crash trial Thursday.
As Paltrow left the Utah courtroom victorious and $1 richer, she touched Dr. Terry Sanderson’s shoulder and reportedly whispered, “I wish you well,” according to video footage obtained by The Post.
He appeared to say, “Thank you, dear,” with little emotion.
The actress, 50, smiled and waved at photographers outside the court, capping a wild eight-day trial that grabbed international headlines for everything from the Oscar winner’s Jeffrey Dahmer-style glasses to her off-the-wall remarks.
After deliberating for about two-and-a-half hours, jurors found Sanderson, 76, was to blame for the 2016 ski slope collision, and not the Goop founder.
“We’re pleased with the outcome and appreciate the judge and jury’s consideration,” 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’s right.”
A statement was also released by Paltrow’s representatives on her behalf.
“I felt that acquiescing to a false claim compromised my integrity,” Paltrow said. “I am pleased with the outcome and I appreciate all of the hard work of Judge Holmberg and the jury, and thank them for their thoughtfulness in handling this case.”
The Post contacted reps for Sanderson for comment.
Sanderson sued Paltrow in 2019 for $3.1 million, claiming the crash at the Deer Valley ski resort left him brain-impaired and damaged his relationships with others.
After a judge dismissed his initial complaint, Sanderson refiled for $300,000.
Paltrow countersued for just $1 — plus her likely six-figure legal fees — which the jury awarded her as they agreed the crash was Sanderson’s fault.
Paltrow maintained her composure Thursday as Judge Kent Holmberg delivered the verdict, though she did let a little smile poke through.
Hundreds of thousands of people watched the live stream of the trial, while even more followed footage posted to social media.
In one heavily-criticized clip, Sanderson’s lawyers asked Paltrow how the crash affected her.
“Well, I lost half a day of skiing,” she icily said.
Sanderson, meanwhile, made a bizarre comparison Wednesday between Paltrow and the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, which the judge instructed the jury to disregard.