SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) -- A Utah man filed a lawsuit against the famous Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow after she allegedly hurt him in a ski crash in February of 2016.
Salt Lake City Attorney Robert Skyes says his client, Dr. Terry Sanderson, was struck from behind while skiing at Deer Valley.
The complaint states Sanderson suffered a brain injury, four broken ribs and other serious injuries as a result of the crash.
Skyes says the Hollywood actress skied off and "accepted no responsibility" after she skied out of control.
A skiing instructor, who had been training Paltrow, claimed Sanderson caused the crash. However, the victim claims the trainer didn't see the crash. A person at the scene, however, witnessed the crash and agrees with Sanderson.
Sanderson's attorney's played footage of the witness who said he "saw Gwyneth Paltrow hit him in the back."
Terry wasn't moving, his skies were facing downhill.
The complaint states the instructor failed to notify emergency responders and allegedly filed a false report to protect Paltrow.
Attorney Lawrence Buhler and Skyes have met with Paltrow's attorney. Skyes said they don't deny the collision, but they claim Paltrow was downhill when the collision occurred, instead of uphill.
Eric Christiansen, a former employee of Deer Valley, and two other resort employees who aren't named are also being sued.
Skyes says Deer Valley Resort is at fault for not taking action to help the victim and for filing a false report.
Sanderson is asking for damages in excess of $3.1 million.
Paltrow released a statement saying the "lawsuit is completely without merit. Anyone who reads the facts will realize that."
The Hollywood actress' public affairs team also says multiple eyewitnesses can corroborate her statement. They are calling Sanderson's lawsuit a "sad attempt to get a payout."