Jim Carrey is being sued for allegedly supplying his then-girlfriend Cathriona White (l.) with illegal drugs that she ultimately used in her suicide.
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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, September 19, 2016, 4:12 PM
Comedian Jim Carrey illegally supplied his late girlfriend Cathriona White with the powerful drugs she used to commit suicide last September, a new lawsuit claims.
White’s estranged husband Mark Burton filed the complaint in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday.
“We look forward to the facts and evidence supporting these serious allegations,” Burton’s lawyer Mark Avenatti told the Daily News. “We will also be requesting that the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office investigate the conduct concerning these drugs.”
He said White and Burton were still married when she took her life at age 30 while involved in a relationship with the “Bruce Almighty” star.
“At the time of her death, Mr. Burton cared deeply for Ms. White. By way of this case, he seeks the truth and justice,” Avenatti said.
According to the lawsuit, Carrey used “his immense wealth and celebrity status to illegally obtain and distribute highly addictive” drugs under the “bogus” name Arthur King.
Carrey then made the drugs available to White knowing “full well” she was “prone to depression and had previously attempted to take her own life,” the complaint obtained by the Daily News states.
“The result was predictable and foreseeable,” according to the paperwork.
Carrey even attempted a “cover-up” of his “complicity” in her death by sending “a bogus text message on September 17, 2015 to White (who was already deceased) pretending as though he had misplaced the drugs and insinuating White may have taken them,” the lawsuit claims.
It also alleges Carrey reneged on an offer to pay for White’s funeral expenses in Ireland.
The lawsuit is seeking the funeral costs as well as real and punitive damages.
Carrey (c.) joins mourners behind the coffin of his ex-girlfriend Cathriona White.
Attempts to reach a rep for Carrey were not immediately successful Monday.
Carrey, 54, was named in a note left by White before she consumed a lethal cocktail that included Percocet and Ambien, authorities previously said.
“I am shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of my sweet Cathriona,” Carrey said in a statement at the time of her death.
“She was a truly kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil, to whom loving and being loved was all that sparkled,” he said.
“My heart goes out to her family and friends and to everyone who loved and cared about her. We have all been hit with a lightning bolt.”