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Thursday, October 1, 1998 Published at 10:23 GMT 11:23 UK


Entertainment

Carrey sues over 'groper' allegations

Carrey has received rave reviews for The Truman Show

Hollywood star Jim Carrey is suing an Australia magazine for publishing an article which suggested he sexually harrassed a number of actresses.

The article, published last year in Woman's Day, claimed actresses Alicia Silverstone, Jennifer Tilly, Drew Barrymore and Courtney Love had refused to work with him because of his offensive behaviour.

Carrey won a minor victory in the court case this week when a Supreme Court judge ruled out a submission by lawyers representing the magazine that the article headlined 'Hollywood Stars Ban Groper Jim' meant that Carrey was "psychologically unstable".

Justice John Hedigan said "the phrase psychologically unstable is so wide as to be virtually meaningless", and disallowed this aspect of the defence.

Carrey, star of many successful movies including The Mask, Liar, Liar and The Truman Show, brought the action because he claims the article implied he was crude, lewd and behaved badly in both his personal and professional lives.

The defamation action is continuing and is expected to go before a jury on a date yet to be set.



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