Jim Carrey has served subpoenas to police officers, medical providers, and lawyers involved in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him by the family of his Irish former girlfriend, Cathriona White. The Canadian actor wishes to view the evidence collected at the scene of White’s death and the evidence from medical records of the last few years of her life to refute the claim that he played a role in her suicide.
The 55-year-old believes the evidence could help his defense, while White’s mother Brigid Sweetman refuses to allow Carrey to view the documents. Sweetman and White’s estranged husband Mark Burton have accused Carrey of supplying the prescription drugs used in the 30-year-old old makeup artist’s death.
The “Dumb and Dumber” star maintains that Co. Tipperary-born White had a history of depression before he knew her and that his former girlfriend took the pills from his residence without his knowledge.
Carrey’s lawyer served ten subpoenas last April, according to the Daily Mail, wishing to acquire White’s medical, dental, and pharmacy records. They were also served to three police officers and investigators as well as Sweetman and Burton’s lawyers.
While the family refused access to the evidence, they agreed to hand over some of the material requested if Carrey dropped two requests for physical items, believed include the prescription pill bottles collected at the scene as well as laptops and cell phones. White’s family feel the request to be an intrusion of privacy and will only hand over other evidence collected if they are allowed to view its contents first.
Cathríona White, 30, from Cappawhite, Co. Tipperary, was found dead in her rented home, in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles, on September 28, 2015, just days after a second breakup with the comedic actor. She had been dating Carrey on and off since 2012.
The pair split first in 2013 when it was revealed that the undocumented White had married Burton for a green card. She allegedly attempted to take her own life following this breakup using a prescription she obtained from dental work.
At this time, it is also alleged that White claimed Carrey had transmitted multiple STDs to her while the actor threatened her into silence, the family claims.
The pair reunited in 2014 and remained in a relationship until a short time before her suicide. White is believed to have overdosed using painkillers Ambien, Propranolol, and Percocet, drugs obtained by Carrey under the alias Arthur King, the lawsuit alleges.
Carrey’s attorney confirmed conf to view these records because he believes they will finally confirm or deny whether he transmitted an STD to her, will reveal a history of depression before Carrey and will reveal information about White’s relationship with her mother and estranged husband who have filed the lawsuit and who he feels White would not have chosen to be her personal representative to view the documents on her behalf.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
In times of crisis, you can also text START to 741-741 to be connected with a trained crisis counselor via the Crisis Text Line.
H/T: Daily Mail