"It was something I felt like I survived," the actress said of the recent civil trial that occurred over a collision on the slopes
Earlier this year, the actress, 50, went to court after she was sued by retired optometrist Sanderson, who first filed a lawsuit against her in January 2019, following a February 2016 incident where the two collided while skiing a beginner-level slope at Deer Valley Resort in Utah.
Now, in a new interview with The New York Times, Paltrow opened up about the court case, which she won and was awarded $1 and legal fees.
"That whole thing was pretty weird. I don’t know that I’ve even processed it. It was something I felt like I survived," she said of the trial. "Sometimes in my life, it takes me a long time to look back and process something and understand something.”
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In Sanderson's 2019 lawsuit, he accused Paltrow of colliding with him from behind while she skied with an instructor, and also alleged that the ski instructor filed a false report claiming Paltrow did not cause the accident at the time.
A rep for Paltrow told PEOPLE at the time: "This lawsuit is completely without merit. Anyone who reads the facts will realize that."
Paltrow also denied the allegations in a countersuit filed the next month, claiming that Sanderson was the one who hit her from behind and was now trying to "exploit her celebrity and wealth."
Sanderson initially sued Paltrow for $3.1 million in 2019, but a judge later ruled he could only sue for $300,000 in damages. Meanwhile, the actress countersued for $1 and attorney fees.
Over the course of the two-week proceedings, the jury was tasked with determining what Paltrow and Sanderson did before and after the Feb. 26, 2016 incident, who was the downhill skier and who crashed into whom.
Then, after less than three hours of deliberations, the jury in Park City, Utah, found that Paltrow was not at fault and Sanderson instead was 100 percent at fault.
After the trial, Paltrow said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE, "I felt that acquiescing to a false claim compromised my integrity. 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."
Sanderson's attorney, C. Peter Sorensen, meanwhile, added in a statement, "We are disappointed in the outcome, but we love and support the legal process. We thank Judge Holmberg, the jury and staff for all their efforts. We will spend the next while evaluating and discussing where we go from here."
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