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Jim Carrey wins bid to use ex-girlfriend Cathriona White's medical records in wrongful death lawsuit

By / Published on Wednesday, 09 Aug 2017 11:03 AM / No Comments / 29 views

A court has granted Jim Carrey’s legal team permission to use his ex-girlfriend’s medical records in the wrongful death lawsuit against him.

The Hollywood actor is being sued after Irish make-up artist Cathriona White, 30, took a fatal overdose of prescription drugs.

Lawyers for her husband Mark Burton and mother Brigid Sweetmen claim Carrey, 55, used his “wealth, influence and celebrity status” to provide the medication.

But Raymond Boucher, for the acotr, argued Ms White had recently had breast augmentation and had been prescribed medication that could have been responsible for her death.

Cathriona White

Cathriona White, 30, took a fatal overdose of prescription drugs

The family’s lawyers tried to prevent the disclosure of her medical history on privacy grounds but Judge Deirdre Hill ruled at Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday that it should be disclosed.

Mr Boucher told the court: “One of the issues is her prescription medication. We know she had breast surgery that month, we know she had oxycodone prescribed to her that month.”

Other medical information that must be disclosed is whether she had sexually transmitted infections before meeting the actor.

Cathriona White, Jim Carrey May 18, 2015

Cathriona White and Jim Carrey pictured in May 2015

It has been claimed that Carrey was responsible for giving her herpes type 1 and 2 in 2013 after testing positive under the false name of Jose Lopez.

After the hearing, Mr Boucher said the ruling is an “extremely important” victory for Carrey.

Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey will face trial

He added: “The most important thing is we want the medication evidence.

“We want to be able to establish that Mr Carrey absolutely did not transmit any herpes and he did not give her his pain medication and she could access her own.”

But the family’s lawyer Michael Avenatti also claimed victory, warning the actor his medical details could also be made public.

“We are pleased because now the same standard will apply to Mr Carrey. He should be very nervous,” he said.

The actor at Cathriona’s funeral

Ms White, from Cappawhite, Co Tipperary, was found dead in her Los Angeles home in September 2015.

She had taken an overdose of Ambien, Propranolol and Percocet, which contains oxycodone.

The actor, who denies all the allegations, will face a 20-day jury trial over the claims under the Drug Dealer Liability Act from April 26.

Thanks to: mirror – US gossip

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