Skip to main contentSkip to footer

Jim Carrey won't face trial over former girlfriend Cathriona White's death

The Hollywood star was accused of giving his late girlfriend drugs

jim carrey
Sharnaz Shahid
Deputy Online Editor
February 1, 2018
Share this:

Jim Carrey will not face trial over the suicide of his former girlfriend Cathriona White, it has been confirmed. The 55-year-old actor was due to go to court in a wrongful death case in April after he was accused by Cathriona's mother Brigid Sweetman and estranged husband Mark Burton of giving his late girlfriend drugs. Cathriona, 30, tragically died from an overdose in September 2015, and was found to have taken a number of different prescription medications prior to her passing.

jim carrey

Jim Carrey won't be facing a trial in relation to Cathriona White's death

A spokesperson for the American actor told The Hollywood Reporter that the matters have been dismissed. Michael Avenatti, an attorney for Sweetman and Burton, said: "We have no further comment at this time." Jim's lawyer had previously asked the judge to throw the case out of court, with the Mask star Carrey denying the "malicious" and "predatory" allegations. In her lawsuit, Cathriona's mother stated that Jim had provided her daughter with "prescription drugs… despite the fact that he knew full well that Ms. White (a) was ill equipped to ingest and manage highly additive prescription drugs outside the care of a licensed physician; (b) was prone to depression; and (c) had previously attempted to take her own life".

READ: Jim Carrey responds to wrongful death lawsuit

cathriona white

Cathriona White tragically took her own life in September 2015

The couple dated on-and-off for three years between 2012 and 2015, and the actor was completely devastated by her death. In a statement released shortly after the news broke, he said: "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 everyone that loved and cared for her. We have all been hit with a lightning bolt."

Sign up to HELLO Daily! for the best royal, celebrity and lifestyle coverage

By entering your details, you are agreeing to HELLO! Magazine User Data Protection Policy. You can unsubscribe at any time. For more information, please click here.

MORE: Jim Carrey joins Cathriona White’s family at her funeral in Ireland

More Celebrity News

See more