The Gwyneth Paltrow trial has made for some riveting television. So far, there’s been a physics lesson, lots of terrible attorney moments, two legendary memes, and an animated video depicting the crash from Gwyneth’s point of view. Thankfully, we’ve just gotten a criminal justice expert’s opinion on this divisive case.
O.J. Simpson, who’s known for his hall-of-fame football career and not much else, spoke out on the ski crash trial. He also described his feelings on Deer Valley, which is where the incident happened. His ultimate point is this: ski crashes happen, are part of the sport, and are hard to prosecute due to it being a he-said, she-said situation.
Skiing, sometimes it’s no one’s fault #GwynethPaltrowSkiCrashTrial pic.twitter.com/giWfCr51AJ
— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) March 29, 2023
He told the story of the time he got into two crashes with the same person on what was allegedly the same trail as Gwyneth’s incident occurred on:
“I was watching today, I saw the run that their accident happened on, it was the same run that my accidents happened [on] at Deer Valley, and I don’t know how you can determine whose fault it was. I crashed with the same woman twice on one run, and if you ask me, it was her fault and I’m sure if you asked her, it was my fault. I’m just saying, it’s part of skiing.
Right before we get to the bottom of the run, I could see this person on my right making this big sweeping turn, and I said, ‘There’s no way this person is gonna come right in front of me,’ and bam! We hit again. Turns out it’s the same girl, and we weren’t as congenial this time.”
He then went on to describe his opinion on Deer Valley:
“Deer Valley is classy, it’s a beautiful place, [but] I never went back, mainly because I didn’t like the runs. I thought they were real narrow, certainly far narrower than most of the places that I went skiing. But accidents happen skiing, I don’t know how you could try to sue anybody for crashes on a ski slope. You see it all the time.”
Thank you Juice, very cool! We’ll keep you posted here on Unofficial Networks regarding the latest developments on the Gwyneth Paltrow ski crash trial.
Image/Video Credits: OJ Simpson, Law & Crime Network, Deer Valley Resort