Oct 09, 2017 10:25 AM EDT

Jim Carrey Faces New Claims In Legal Battle With Late Girlfriend's Family

Actor Jim Carrey has been in trouble over the past two years over his late girlfriend Cathriona White's death. She died of a drug overdose which was allegedly obtained by Carrey, for which he will be facing trial.

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Actor Jim Carrey has been surrounded by quite a drama after his girlfriend Cathriona White who passed away for over two years now. On Sept. 28, 2015, White died of drug overdose and the pills she used, were allegedly obtained by Carrey under an alias to protect his privacy according to InTouch Weely. It was revealed earlier that the comedian was sued for wrongful death. Now there has been new claims filed in the ugly legal battle with his late girlfriend's family.

Jim's attorney, Raymond Boucher, filed court papers which claimed that the wrongful death lawsuit which was filed against him by  White's estranged husband and mother was a part of the continuing extortion attempt. However, Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing Cathriona's mom and estranged husband rubbished the claims and said it was untrue.

Avenatti made an attempt to disapprove the actor's claim by releasing a note just after the comedian filled his legal documents. The note was written by White to Carrey and read, "You introduced me to cocaine, prostitutes, mental abuse, and disease. You did good things for me but being with you broke me down as a person, Jim."However countering the note Carrey's attorney said that it was just a plot from White as a part of the extortion scheme.

 Late Cathriona White was a  talented make-up artist from  Ireland. She had been on and off dating Jim Carrey from 2012 till her death in 2015. During their relationship,  White suffered from severe depression and had threatened to commit suicide a number of times. In 2013 she accused Carrey, 54, of giving her STDs and wrote, "My blood is on your hands," according to investigators. In another note of 2012, she had written to Carrey that,  "Jim You ruined my life. And even after doing so you added insult to insult on top".

A judge confirmed that a trial will go ahead over claims that the actor used his "wealth, influence and celebrity status" to provide the drugs in the prescription contributed to the overdose of Cathriona. The trial is expected to begin in April 2018 where the comedian will be facing a jury over claims of wrongful death and allegations under the Drug Dealer Liability Act in America.

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