A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has indicated that it is likely Jim Carrey will face trial on accusations of supplying the drugs that killed his ex-girlfriend.
The New York Post reports the judge as stating she would not throw out the lawsuit brought by Cathriona White’s mother and ex-husband and estimated it would last 20 days.
The young woman’s family is suing the 55-year-old, claiming he provided the drugs used in the Irish make-up artist’s suicide in 2015.
Cathriona was found dead in her LA home on September 28, 2015, surrounded by empty bottles of painkillers Ambien, Propranolol and Percocet - drugs which were acquired by Carrey using the alias Arthur King, the lawsuits allege.
Cathriona’s mother, Brigid Sweetman also alleges Carrey gave her daughter, 33, three sexually transmitted diseases and pressured her to keep it quiet in the lead up to her death.
White’s husband, Mark Burton, is also suing Carrey over similar claims.
Carrey’s has denied all allegations with his lawyers describing them as 'malicious' and 'predatory.'
'Mr Carrey loved Ms White dearly and so obviously it will be a very painful process for him,' Carrey’s lawyer said of the impact the trial could have on the Dumb and Dumber star.