E! News reported today that actor and comedian Jim Carrey could face trial next year over the death of his ex-girlfriend Cathriona White. She was found dead in her Los Angeles home in September 2015, and the cause of her death was later determined to be suicide from an overdose. Carrey was sued by White’s mother, Brigid Sweetman, in October 2016. The wrongful death case is still up for deliberation.
Sweetman claims that Carrey provided White with the drugs that killed her and “intimidated and threatened her in an effort to silence her,” according to E!. Carrey and his lawyers have responded by seeking to strike all allegations against him, as they are “irrelevant, false and improper.” He calls the suit a “shameful shakedown for money.”
On Wednesday, however, according to E! News, Judge Deirdre Hill of the Los Angeles Superior Court explained that she needs more time to consider everything in the case. She indicated that she would not throw out the case, despite requests from Carrey and his lawyers. Hill has set a trial date for April 2018, saying the case could take up to 20 days.
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