An amended wrongful death lawsuit against Jim Carrey now claims the actor gave his ex-girlfriend an STD before her death.
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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, September 22, 2016, 8:38 PM
The wrongful death lawsuit filed against Jim Carrey over his late girlfriend just got uglier.
The husband who claims Carrey illegally supplied Cathriona White with the powerful drugs she used to kill herself last September filed a revised complaint Thursday alleging the actor also gave her a sexually transmitted disease.
The new suit says Carrey, 54, gave White, 30, the STD then lied about it and dumped her when she confronted him.
“I will not continue to stand idly by while Mr. Carrey and his handlers deceive the world about what they did to Cat,” plaintiff Mark Burton said in a statement Thursday.
Burton was married to White when she committed suicide in Los Angeles last year, but they did not live together and possibly only married so she could stay in the U.S. rather than return to her native Ireland, a lawyer for Carrey said Monday.
Carrey and White, meanwhile, were involved in a known romantic relationship before her death. She named him in a note before she died, officials previously said.
“What a terrible shame,” Carrey said in his own statement responding to the lawsuit Monday.
The amended wrongful death lawsuit against Jim Carrey, 54, says the actor gave his ex-gilfriend Cathriona White, 30, an STD then lied about it and dumped her when she confronted him.
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“It would be easy for me to get in a back room with this man’s lawyer and make this go away, but there are some moments in life when you have to stand up and defend your honor against the evil in this world,” he said.
“I will not tolerate this heartless attempt to exploit me or the woman I loved. Cat’s troubles were born long before I met her and sadly her tragic end was beyond anyone’s control. I really hope that some day soon people will stop trying to profit from this and let her rest in peace,” he said.
“How dare they invoke her memory in an effort to save Mr. Carrey’s false persona,” Burton said Thursday.
“This is a search for the truth and people will now learn about the real Jim Carrey and his treatment of women,” he said.
Burton said he hoped other women “who have been exploited and injured” by Carrey and his “reckless behavior” would step forward in light of the new complaint.
His original lawsuit accused Carrey of using his “immense wealth and celebrity status to illegally obtain and distribute highly addictive” drugs under the “bogus” name Arthur King.
Cathriona White was allegedly found with three pill bottles next to her, all prescribed to a supposed alias for Jim Carrey.
He claimed Carrey made the drugs — including Percocet and Ambien — available to White knowing “full well” she was “prone to depression and had previously attempted to take her own life.”
Carrey’s lawyer Marty Singer has called the lawsuit “an outlandish shakedown.”
“It is despicable that Burton, who claims to have been Ms. White’s husband but never lived with her . . . now comes forward trying to cash in on her death,” Singer said earlier this week.
He said White “stole” the prescriptions from Carrey, and he defended Carrey’s use of an alias in obtaining his drugs.
Singer said celebrities routinely use aliases to protect their privacy, and the practice is carried out with the full knowledge of their doctors and insurers.