Gwyneth Paltrow has been sued by a Utah doctor over accusations that she crashed into him on the ski slopes, severely injuring him in a "hit-and-run" incident.
The actress, 46, was on the slopes at the skiers-only resort of Deer Valley, in the Park City area of Utah, when the alleged accident happened.
She was taking a lesson, in 2016, with instructor Eric Christiansen, and was on a beginner’s green run when the accident happened.
Terry Sanderson alleges that on February 26, 2016, Paltrow was skiing "out-of-control" and hit him from behind, "knocking him down hard, knocking him out, and causing a brain injury, four broken ribs and other serious injuries."
Dr Sanderson is seeking $3.1 million in damages from the civil lawsuit, filed on Tuesday.
He alleges that Paltrow "got up, turned and skied away, leaving Sanderson stunned, lying in the snow, seriously injured."
Her instructor, Mr Christiansen, is also named in the suit, as is the resort itself.
Dr Sanderson says that Mr Christiansen did not see the crash but "skied over, saw the injured Sanderson and skied off, falsely accusing Sanderson of having caused the crash. He also failed to send help, as he was obligated to do."
Dr Sanderson claimed Paltrow was skiing "too fast for her ability" and "was distracted," according to the lawsuit.
The lawsuit contends Paltrow was negligent, and both she and the resort caused negligent infliction of emotional distress.
Paltrow has said that she learnt to ski as a child, rediscovering the sport in February 2015 on a holiday – again in Utah.
"20 years later and I still got it," she posted on Instagram, with a photo of her in ski gear. She added the hashtags: "#justlikeridingabike #ididntbreakanything!"
A spokesman for Paltrow told The Telegraph: “This lawsuit is completely without merit. Anyone who reads the facts will realise that.”