Jim Carrey has failed in his attempt to get a wrongful death lawsuit over his ex-girlfriend's suicide thrown out of court.
A judge confirmed a trial would go ahead over claims the actor, 55, used his 'wealth, influence and celebrity status' to provide the prescription drugs on which Cathriona White, 30, overdosed.
The Irish make-up artist's husband Mark Burton and her mother Brigid Sweetman are suing the Dumb And Dumber star in Los Angeles.
Michael Avenatti, who represents the pair, said: 'In light of the court's recent rulings entirely in our favour, we look forward to the trial in April.
'The public deserves to know the truth.'
Carrey's lawyer Raymond Boucher had asked Los Angeles Superior Court to strike out the case.
But Judge Deirdre Hill ruled that Carrey should face a jury over the claims of wrongful death and allegations under the Drug Dealer Liability Act.
She also ruled against Carrey's privacy request and said the jury should hear medical evidence regarding claims that he gave Ms White three sexually transmitted diseases.
Court documents detailed texts between the pair, in which White said she was concerned about STDs, and Carrey sought to reassure her.
White, who began dating The Mask actor in 2012, contracted both herpes and chlamydia in 2013.
Carrey reportedly dismissed claims that he transmitted them to her and said she had contracted them from someone else.
Following the confrontation, the pair broke up, with Carrey sending her a text message saying: 'You have become too much drama.'
A letter from White was also shown, in which she told Carrey she felt she had been 'disrespected, degraded, called a w***e, an opportunist, threatened.'
She continued: 'I will always be damaged goods, have a stigma attached.'
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