Almost a year after her death, the estranged husband of a Hollywood makeup artist has filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The 30-year-old makeup artist died back in 2015 due to an Ambien and oxycodone overdose, but her husband claims that it was her boyfriend who enabled the tragedy, and now he wants him to be held responsible. That boyfriend was celebrity funny man Jim Carrey.
Is Jim Carrey Responsible for His Girlfriend’s Death?
Coroners ruled the woman’s overdose as intentional, but her husband thinks she never would have taken her own life if Carrey had not helped. He accuses Carrey of using a fake identity to acquire prescription drugs for her. He believes that she never would have had the opportunity if not for his actions, and so he has taken the actor to court. However, Carrey isn’t taking the accusation lightly.
The actor says it would be easy for him to make a backroom deal with lawyers and quietly make this case go away, but he claims that this is one of those moments you have to stand and defend your honor. Carrey’s attorneys claim that his doctors and pharmacists were well aware of the fake identity he used to acquire the prescription drugs his girlfriend overdosed on. It has been a practice in Hollywood for stars to use fake names to protect their privacy and medical records. Carrey claims that the medications were his, but they were not given to the 30-year-old.
Who do you believe? Is the makeup artist’s estranged husband correct to accuse Carrey of illegally acquiring prescription drugs for his wife, or is the famous actor a victim of circumstances? Let us know what you think on our Facebook and Twitter, and stick with our blog to learn more about wrongful death lawsuits and how they can help families who have lost their loved ones.