Jim Carrey has become a comedy legend in his own right.
His career has been a considerable success, appearing in a large number of iconic movies over the past few decades.
Films like The Truman Show, Bruce Almighty and of course, Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
He’s renowned for his highly energetic acting style, his wide range of athletic facial expressions and flamboyant gestures. It’s these qualities that have helped make the 55-year-old actor one of the finest comedians of his generation!
However, Jim has avoided the spotlight recently, and his appearances on TV and in film have been few and far between.
The death of his late girlfriend has proved to be a troubling period for the actor/comedian.
Jim is currently being sued by Mark Burton, the estranged husband of Jim’s late girlfriend. Mark claims that Jim used “his immense wealth and celebrity status to illegally obtain and distribute highly addictive and, in this case deadly, controlled substances.”
After the hard blow of Cathronia’s suicide, Jim has publicly vowed to not let himself of Cat be exploited in the wake of her suicide.
“What a terrible shame. It would be easy for me to get in a back room with this man’s lawyer and make this go away, but there are some moments in life when you have to stand up and defend your honor against the evil in this world.
“I will not tolerate this heartless attempt to exploit me or the woman I loved.
“Cat’s troubles were born long before I met her and sadly her tragic end was beyond anyone’s control. I really hope someday soon people will stop trying to profit from this and let her rest in peace.”
Cathriona’s mother and ex-husband are suing Jim for complicity in her death, and it seems that the actor will not be able to avoid court over the claims that he provided alleged prescription drugs. The same drugs used by Cathriona to commit suicide.
A Los Angeles Superior Court judge, Deidre Hill, has implied that the case against Jim Carrey will not be thrown out of court. This is despite Jim’s lawyer, Raymond Boucher, filing a motion to dismiss the case.
The attorney said:
“Mr Carrey loved Ms White dearly and so obviously it will be a very painful process for him.”
Ms. White’s mother claims that Jim Carrey supplied Cathriona with the pills she used to kill herself, while Mark Burton claims the pills were found in the bottles labeled under the name Arthur King, another name used by Jim.
The date for the trial has been set by Judge Hill for April 26, 2018.