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Body language expert JUDI JAMES analyses Gwyneth Paltrow in court like a 'teacher starting lessons'

Gwyneth Paltrow has appeared in court accused of ‘slamming’ into a 72-year-old retired optometrist while skiing in Utah’s Deer Valley Resort in February 2016.

The Oscar-winner, 50, took her seat for the second of her eight-day trial in the Third District Court in Park City, Utah, where she has claimed she did not hit Sanderson and was, instead, the victim of the crash.

He was initially seeking damages in excess of $3.1 million after the accident left him with a ‘permanent traumatic brain injury, four broken ribs, pain, suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress and disfigurement.’

A judge dismissed Sanderson’s original claim of hit-and-run and the Utah Resort and Paltrow’s instructor were removed from the lawsuit – and it is now a $300,000 claim solely against the actress.

Body language expert Judi James has analyzed Paltrow’s behavior and revealed that she believes the Hollywood actress has breezed into court ‘like a schoolteacher arriving to start lessons’. 

Paltrow’s body language seems to fluctuate between two extremes: with her brows raised in the highest or arches and her chin lifted she can appear superior and slightly dismissive.  

As she takes her seat she wriggles into her chair and crosses her legs with an air of deliberation. Smoothing and straightening her clothing and her hair she pulls her jumper down over her torso as though trying to establish a sense of calm order and control. As the prosecutor is speaking there is even what looks like a gentle tapping of her fingers to suggest impatience.

But then there are non-verbal cues that look designed to suggest vulnerability and a desire to self-protect or hide. The roll-neck of her jumper is not rolled over, so it sticks up like a funnel with her head poking out the top.

Source of data and images: dailymail

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