Gwyneth paltrow trial jury reveals the reasons for her decision. She also explains why she changed her mind so many times
Samantha Imrie, also known as “Juror No. 11″ in the Gwyneth Paltrow ski trial, gave an interview Friday, sharing her thoughts on the high-profile case.
Imrie was a member of the jury. ruled in favor of the actor and Goop CEOPaltrow was not to blame for the 2016 ski crash. retired optometrist Terry Sanderson.
“The whole thing was a little shocking to me,” Imrie told ABC News in an exclusive interview.
The 31-year-old said she changed her opinion multiple times over the course of the trial, but that her training as a nurse helped her eventually focus on the facts — not who was involved. She claimed that Paltrow is not a celebrity and did not influence her decision.
Imrie mentioned one piece of evidence that she found significant and it helped her to make her decision.
Sanderson posted pictures of him traveling around the globe shortly after the crash in 2016. These photos seemed to contradict his claim that he had sustained long-term injuries from the accident.
Imrie also spoke out for Dr. Irving Scher as an expert witness, who testified in support of Paltrow.
“He’s a snow sports expert in many different ways. I think the fact that Dr. Scher could speak to the din settings and he specifically studied snow science, that he had a stronger opinion,” Imrie said.
It only took the either-person jury a couple hours of deliberating for them to all reach the same conclusion — that Paltrow was innocent.
But Imrie underscored the idea that the ruling doesn’t necessarily mean Sanderson intended to lie when he testified.
“[Sanderson] was telling his truth and I think unfortunately some of that has been distorted due to some other factors, but I do think he did not intend to tell a truth that wasn’t his truth,” she said.