Hollywood actor, Jim Carrey will face a court battle over the death of his Tipperary-born girlfriend after he was accused in a Los Angeles court of supplying the drugs that led to her death.

Cathriona White from Cappawhite, Co Tipperary, was found dead on September 28th, 2015, four days after she had fallen victim to a drugs overdose at her Los Angeles home.

Her mother, Brigid Sweetman, claims that the Canadian-born 55-year-old actor provided the prescription drugs Ambien, propranolol and Percocet that she overdosed on.

Mr Carrey will find a trial over his ex-girlfriend’s wrongful death “very painful”, his lawyer, Raymond Boucher, said after a date was set for the Ace Ventura star to face a jury.

Source: The Times