The animated reconstruction of Gwyneth Paltrow’s 2016 skiing accident made its way back to court on Tuesday — and one expert weighed in with his own crudely drawn sketches.
Dr. Irving Scher, a biomechanical engineering expert, illustrated the crash between the Academy Award-winning actress and 76-year-old retired optometrist Terry Sanderson with stick figures.
While referring to his childlike scribblings, Scher concluded that “Paltrow’s version is consistent with the laws of physics.”
The expert also disputed the version of events told by Craig Ramone, the sole eye witness who claimed the actress hit Sanderson.
Scher then went over the computer animation introduced in court Monday, which lays out how Sanderson would have hit Paltrow while nearly everyone on the slope passed them before the accident.
The video depicts Sanderson approaching Paltrow wildly from behind and the two lock on before tumbling down in a “spooning” position.
Scher said that given the math of the collision, it was entirely possible Sanderson hurt himself in the fall and that it was unlikely he would have only broken four ribs if Paltrow crashed into him as he alleges.
Sanderson’s attorney once again objected to the use of the animation, but Judge Kent Holmberg allowed it to be played for the expert.
Sanderson’s attorney, Lawrence Buhler, also appeared to have a tough time in his cross-examination with Scher, with the expert seen chuckling at the lawyer’s attempt to disprove his calculations and testimony.
Paltrow was seen talking with her defense during the cross-examination and keeping her hands together, unlike previous days where she was seen typing away on her phone.
The actress arrived in court this morning wearing her customary $287 Ray-Ban sunglasses, her $1,200 tan Celine boots, and an olive green coat. Underneath the coat, she wore a blush pink blouse.
The jury is also expected to hear testimony from Paltrow’s children, Apple, 18, and Moses, 16, on Tuesday.
The siblings are poised to back her mother’s claim that it was Sanderson who crashed into her, as Paltrow is counter-suing the doctor for $1 in damages after he filed his $300,000 lawsuit.
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