A lawsuit against Jim Carrey over the death by suicide of his ex-girlfriend Cathriona White has been upheld by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge.
The lawsuit was brought against Carrey by White’s mother, who has reportedly called him “pure evil“. The wrongful death suit will allege that Carrey supplied White with drugs he’d obtained under a fake name. White overdosed on Ambien, Proranolol and Percocet in September 2015, with her death ruled a suicide.
White’s mother also alleges in the suit that Carrey gave White three STDs, and was dismissive and shaming towards her when she confronted him about it.
While Carrey’s lawyer has argued that the allegations are likely to fall outside the statute of limitations, the judge has refused to throw the case out.
The trial is set to commence on April 26, 2018. Carrey has denied all the allegations.
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