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Jim Carrey will face trial in ex-girlfriend’s death

June 3, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Jim Carrey will face trial in ex-girlfriend’s death

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Jim Carrey will likely face trial on allegations that he ­supplied drugs that led to his ex-girlfriend’s death.

A Superior Court judge in Los Angeles noted that she would not dismiss the lawsuit filed by Cathriona White’s mother and ex-husband and figured it would last 20 days.

Carrey’s attorney said the actor would find the trial “very painful” after a date was scheduled for the celebrity to face a jury, the Daily Mirror reported.

Her relatives are suing the 55-year-old actor, maintaining that he provided the drugs that were used in the Irish make-up artist’s suicide.

Jim Carrey was sued by ex-girlfriend’s mother following death

Carrey’s attorney, Raymond Boucher, had filed a proposition to drop the case.

After the hearing, he said: “Mr. Carrey loved Ms. White dearly, and obviously it will be a painful process for him.”

White’s mother, Brigid Sweetman, argued that the star provided the prescription drugs Ambien, Propranolol, and Percocet that she fatally overdosed on.

Carry denies all the allegations, with his attorneys calling them “malicious” and “predatory.”

In court, Boucher noted that the allegations under drugs legislation would likely fall outside the statute of limitations and said the wrongful death allegations were too vague.

Ahmed Ibrahim, who is representing the claimants, asked Judge Deirdre Hill not to delay proceedings any longer, saying Carrey’s attorneys will keep coming back for another “bite of the apple.”

He added: “We are not alleging that Jim Carrey was selling drugs out of the back of his truck and was therefore not marketing or selling in the traditional sense of what that word would bring to mind.”

Jim Carrey will face trial over the death of his ex-girlfriend after claims he supplied drugs that killed her

Sweetman also alleges that Carrey gave her daughter three STDs before her death in 2015.

White, from Cappawhite, County Tipperary, was discovered four days after she died of an overdose in her home in the LA neighborhood of Sherman Oaks.

White’s husband, Mark Burton, is also suing Carrey over similar allegations.

He said the prescription drugs Ambien, Propranolol and Percocet were located in bottles with the name Arthur King — a pseudonym for the actor — adding the coroner “determined that the drugs had been obtained by Carrey under a bogus name.”

A coroner listed the cause of death as a suicide.

The judge said she would send her final decision on Carrey’s motion to strike to attorneys in due course but noted that she would side with the prosecution at least in part.

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