Prior to testimony Thursday in Paltrow’s trial, the actress and Goop founder’s attorney Steve Owens made a request to share “treats” with the courtroom staff.
“I want to do this transparently… Private security for my client wanted to bring in treats for the bailiffs for how helpful they’ve been,” Owens said before Judge Kent Holmberg.
Paltrow is on trial, which began Tuesday, after being sued for $300,000 by Terry Sanderson, who claimed in 2019 that she seriously injured him during a crash on the beginner slopes at Deer Valley Resort in Park City in 2016.
Sanderson’s legal counsel objected to Owens’ motion to bring in treats for the bailiffs.
“Ok, there’s an objection so thank you, but no thank you,” Judge Holmberg said, adding, “If the parties decide to do that later, that’s fine, too.”
Sanderson’s attorneys admonished Paltrow’s lawyer for the offer. “You should’ve asked us first frankly. … (Owens) just sprung it on us now.”
It’s unclear what treats were being offered, but the “Shakespeare in Love” actress has many offered on her lifestyle website Goop or her cookbooks, including “The Clean Plate: Eat, Reset, Heal” and “It’s All Good.”
Why is Gwyneth Paltrow in court?
Paltrow and Sanderson are suing each other over the alleged ski collision in 2016.
In addition to Sanderson’s injury allegations, he also claims Paltrow left him on the mountain without help.
Paltrow has denied the allegations and in a counterclaim said it was Sanderson who crashed into her.
Paltrow is seeking “symbolic damages in the amount of $1, plus her costs and attorney’s fees to defend this meritless claim,” her lawsuit said. The actress vowed to donate any additional funds potentially awarded by the jury to a charitable organization.
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