The husband of an ex-girlfriend of film star Jim Carrey has filed a lawsuit against the actor, alleging he illegally supplied her with prescription drugs that ultimately led to her death.
According to the lawsuit, Carrey took advantage of his celebrity status and wealth to illegally obtain and distribute prescription drugs that were highly addictive and deadly in nature. The woman was found dead in her apartment in Los Angeles in September 2015 in what was ruled a suicide.
Carrey and Cathriona White had an on-and-off romance and had broken up the week before she passed away. The lawsuit claims that White and Carrey were engaged in a sexual relationship at the time of her death. It also claims Carrey obtained Percocet, Ambien and Propranolol under the pseudonym of “Arthur King” and gave them to White, even though he knew she was suffering from depression and had previously made attempts on her own life. Following the death, White’s husband says Carrey made an attempt to cover up his actions.
Liability for suicides
Questions of liability when it comes to suicide can be difficult to answer. It can be very difficult to compile evidence that someone other than the person who committed suicide was at fault for the death, or at least somehow contributed to the death.
If you believe a loved one was somehow influenced or aided in his or her suicide, you may be able to seek monetary damages through a wrongful death lawsuit. For further information and guidance, speak with an experienced San Diego personal injury lawyer at Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire.