Celebrity News

Wrongful Death Lawsuit against Jim Carrey Dismissed
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

Summary: A judge dismissed the wrongful death lawsuit against Jim Carrey on January 25.

The wrongful death lawsuit filed against Jim Carrey has been dismissed, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Carrey had been sued by the family of his ex-girlfriend Cathriona White, who committed suicide in 2015. Her family accused Carrey of adding to her depression and supplying the prescription drugs that killed her.

  
What
Where


“The case and all claims against Jim Carrey have been dismissed,” Carrey’s publicist told E! News. “He is extremely grateful to everyone in his life who supported him throughout this challenging episode.”

The attorney for the plaintiffs also said that his clients were “pleased.”

“Mr. Burton and Ms. Sweetman are pleased the case has been resolved. They appreciate the support they have received worldwide,” Michael J. Avenatti said.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




White’s mother, Brigid Sweetman, and estranged husband, Mark Burton, sued Carrey in 2016, and in their lawsuit, they said that the actor had given White herpes, which made her depressed. They then said that Carrey had given White prescription drugs that he had obtained under a false name, and that he was responsible for her death.

Carrey, 53, filed a countersuit, saying that Sweetman and Burton were trying to extort him. He said that White had threatened to smear him with claims of him giving her STDs, and he said those allegations were false.



“I will not tolerate this heartless attempt to exploit me or the woman I loved,” Carrey said after Sweetman and Burton’s lawsuit was first filed.

White and Carrey dated between 2012 and 2015 after meeting on a film. The Irish makeup artist had a history of depression, and authorities found a suicide note written for Carrey at the scene of her death.

After the announcement of White’s suicide, Carrey expressed his remorse.

“I am shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of my sweet Cathriona,” Carrey 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 to everyone who loved and cared about her.”

Prior to the dismissal of the case, Carrey’s legal team had asked for White’s medical history. Through discovery, Carrey’s people found that a 2011 document that said White was clear of STDs prior to meeting the comedian was forged.

Carrey was represented by attorney Ray Boucher.

What do you think of the lawsuit against Jim Carrey? Let us know in the comments below.



 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mid-level Computer Science Associate Attorney

USA-DC-Washington

Washington, D.C. office of our client seeks mid-level computer science associate attorney with 2-5 y...

Apply Now

Health Care Associate Attorney

USA-OH-Cleveland

Cleveland office of our client seeks health care associate attorney with 3-5 years of experience in ...

Apply Now

Tax Associate Attorney

USA-NY-New York City

New York City office of our client seeks tax associate attorney with 3-4 years of experience. The id...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Legal Department Manager

USA-CA-Visalia

Acclaim Credit Technologies is seeking full time individual for our legal department. Job requiremen...

Apply now

Workers' Rights Coordinator Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

La Raza Centro Legal Workers\' Rights Coordinating Attorney   JOB ANNOUNCEMENT Posi...

Apply now

Senior Law Coordinator Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

SENIOR LAW COORDINATING ATTORNEY La Raza Centro Legal is currently accepting applications for a c...

Apply now

Immigration Law Coordinator Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

Immigration Program Coordinating Attorney The Immigration Program Coordinating Attorney at La Raz...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top