Jim Carrey is set to face trial following the death of his ex-girlfriend Cathriona White.
The 55-year-old has been accused by Cathriona’s mother and ex-husband of supplying the drugs which killed the 30-year-old Irish makeup artist.
Jim Carrey’s lawyer, Raymond Boucher, has filed a motion to dismiss it.
The judge at Los Angeles Superior Court has indicated she’d review the motion, though it seems unlikely that she’d throw out the case, setting the trial date to begin on April 26, 2018.
“Mr Carrey loved Ms White dearly and so obviously it will be a very painful process for him,” Raymond told the press following the hearing.
Cathriona’s mother, Brigid Sweetman, alleges that the actor gave her daughter the prescription drugs she overdosed on.
Jim’s lawyer has denied all claims, describing them as “malicious” and “predatory.”
The actor and Cathriona had separated just days prior to her passing, and it is believed Jim had messaged her the night before asking about a bottle of painkillers.
Insiders told Entertainment Tonight, at the time, “Given this, it appears likely that the bottles for ‘Arthur King’ found on [White’s] bedside table were the prescriptions he was referring to [in the text message].”
Cathriona’s mother and ex-husband Mark Burton’s lawyer, Ahmed Ibrahim, has commented about the proceeding.
“We are clearly not alleging that Jim Carrey was selling drugs out of the back of his pickup truck and was therefore not marketing or selling in the traditional sense of what that word would bring to mind,” he reportedly told MyNewsLA.com
Her family will also allege that Jim gave Cathriona three sexually transmitted diseases and pressured her to keep it quiet before her death.
Cathriona was found dead on September 28, 2015, four days after dying of an overdose in her home in the LA suburb of Sherman Oaks.
The coroner recorded her death as suicide.
Following his former girlfriend’s passing, Jim released a statement: “I am shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of my sweet Cathriona.”
“She was a truly kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil, to whom loving and being loved was all that sparkled. My heart goes out to her family and friends and to everyone who loved and cared about her. We have all been hit with a lightning bolt.”
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