Shortly after her death, allegations followed from Cathriona’s husband and mother, who claimed Carrey assisted her death by providing a deadly concoction of medication. Carrey and his lawyer have vigorously denied any wrongdoing.
“There is absolutely no evidence that Carrey furnished his prescription medications to White. Rather, she stole them,” according to documents filed by Jim’s lawyer, Raymond Boucher. “Sweetman (Cathriona’s mother) and her attorney released the embarrassing information about White solely in an attempt to gain leverage against Carrey.”
The couple separated in 2013 but rekindled their romance in May 2015, before splitting up again four months later. Cathriona died only five days after their relationship ended. After her death, an autopsy report revealed a suicide note she left behind that was addressed to Carrey. She also sent out a very telling tweet (see below), saying goodbye.
When the lawsuit was first filed, the Liar Liar actor released a statement saying, “What a shame. It would be easy for me to get back in a room with this man’s lawyer and make this go away, but there are moments in life when you have to stand up and defend your honour against the evil in this world.”
Signing off Twitter, I hope I have been a light to my nearest and dearest. ✌🏼️❤️ to yo all
— Cathriona white (@littleirishcat) September 24, 2015
On Wednesday, a judge in Los Angeles Superior Court refused to dismiss the wrongful death suits against Carrey, and set a trial date for April 26, 2018. The judge said the case should take approximately 20 days to complete. Carrey and his attorney have stated that the lawsuits are “malicious and predatory.”
“The allegations are based on categorical lies concocted by Sweetman in collaboration with White’s ‘green card’ husband with whom White never lived as husband and wife, and whom she married only to avoid deportation to Ireland.”
After the hearing, Boucher said, “Mr. Carrey loved Ms. White dearly and so obviously it will be a very painful process for him.” ~Brenden Zerihun