The Los Angeles superior court granted Jim Carrey and his legal team ex-girlfriend’s Cathriona White’s medical records in the wrongful death trial of her suicide.
Carrey’s legal team secured White’s medical records to prove Carrey did not obtain prescription drugs that White used to overdose. The Telegraph reported White’s medical records would also show a history of her depression.
In September 2015 the makeup artist overdosed on prescription medication. White’s mother and ex-husband are now suing Carrey, 55, claiming his “wealth, influence and celebrity status” was used to obtain White’s prescription medication.
One lawyer for Jim Carrey said, White had a breast augmentation surgery earlier that same month and was prescribed oxycodone.
Previously, White’s family and legal team tried to prevent the release of White’s medical history. They argued it was on the grounds of privacy, but Judge Deirdre Hill ruled Tuesday the records could be disclosed. This also meant, Carrey’s medical records could be released to the family’s legal team.
The ruling could be a win for Carrey, but his legal team also wants to establish that “Mr. Carrey absolutely did not transmit any herpes and he did not give her his pain medication and she could access her own.”
The White family’s lawyer Michael Avenatti also claimed Carrey’s medical record could prove of his infection.
The ruling will allow the court to determine if White had sexually transmitted infection from Jim Carrey. In 2013 it was claimed that Carrey transmitted herpes type 1 and 2 to White.
In July 2016, White’s death was ruled a suicide by the LA County Coroner’s office.
The couple had separated days before her death. Text messages show Carrey asking White for a bottle of painkillers that had gone missing. The bottles were then found on White’s bed stand.
According to ET, the coroner report states “Given this, it appears likely that the bottles for Arthur King found on [White’s] bedside table were prescriptions he was referring to [in the text message].”