By LAUREN SILVER (Court TV)
He’s no stranger to courtrooms — or Deer Valley. Former football star O.J. Simpson took to Twitter to offer his opinion on the lawsuit that has Gwyneth Paltrow facing off against Terry Sanderson in a Utah courtroom.
In the video, posted to the social media site on Wednesday, Simpson references his own trip to Deer Valley which he said he took with Nicole Brown Simpson. Simpson was later tried and acquitted for Nicole’s murder.
Skiing, sometimes it’s no one’s fault #GwynethPaltrowSkiCrashTrial pic.twitter.com/giWfCr51AJ
— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) March 29, 2023
“I had been skiing for a couple of years at this point, I was a pretty good skier. I had started skiing with a number of downhill races, I was totally into speed.”
Simpson described the course at Deer Valley as having narrow runs and said that during his trip there he crashed into a fellow skier.
“I’m flying down this run, and at the last minute this lady is kind of turning from my left and comes all the way kind of across, and we crash.”
Both parties fell but were able to get back up and continue skiing. According to Simpson, he was involved in a second crash a short time later, where he crashed into the same skier.
Terry Sanderson is suing Gwyneth Paltrow in connection with a collision on the ski slope in 2016 that Sanderson said left him with lasting injuries. Sanderson alleges that Paltrow was negligent and skiing in an “out of control” manner when she crashed into Sanderson.
“Accidents happen skiing. I don’t know how you could try to sue anybody for crashes on a ski slope,” Simpson said.
Paltrow is counter-suing Sanderson for $1, claiming that she was the one who was hit.
Simpson said he never returned to Deer Valley after his visit.
“It’s Deer Valley. Deer Valley is classy. It’s a beautiful place. I never went back, mainly because of the runs, I thought they were real narrow. Far narrower than most of the places I went skiing.”