Actor Jim Carrey faces trial over death of Cathriona White

Make-up artist has relatives in East Limerick

Actor Jim Carrey faces trial over death of Cathriona White

Jim Carrey pictured with his ex girlfirend Cathriona White

ACTOR Jim Carrey is to face a trial in United States over the death of his ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, almost two years ago.

Originally from Cappawhite, the 30-year-old who has family in Doon and who was a beauty graduate of Limerick College of Further Education (LCFE), was found dead at her home in LA on September 28, 2015.

Ms White’s mother and husband are suing the actor, 55, claiming he provided the drugs used in the 30-year-old make-up artist’s suicide.

At a court hearing in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Judge Deirdre Hill refused to dismiss the case as requested by Carrey’s lawyer Raymond Boucher.

Speaking outside court afterwards, Mr Boucher said the trial, which is expected to last around 20 days, will be a “very painful process for him.”

Cathriona White’s mother, Brigid Sweetman, claims the Canadian-born star provided the prescription drugs Ambien, Propranolol and Percocet, on which she overdosed. 

The actor denies all the allegations, which his lawyers have describes as “malicious” and “predatory”.

The trial is expected to be heard in April 2018.

 

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