Posted on Tue Sep 20th, 2016 6:30am PDT By X17 Staff
The estranged husband of Jim Carrey’s late girlfriend, Cathriona White, has filed a wrongful lawsuit against the star, alleging that Carrey contributed to White’s death. The actor is fighting back, vehemently denying that he provided White with prescription pills that ultimately led to her suicide.
White and Burton were separated when she dated Carrey, and though they were on and off, apparently they were together at the time of her death, which was caused by “multiple drug effects,” according to the coroner. The toxicology report stated that she had Ambien, Percocet and Propranolol in her system, and in legal docs, Burton claims that the drugs were prescribed to Carrey under his pseudonym Arthur King, and that he gave them to White.
Carey said in a statement to Us Weekly:
- “What a shame. It would be easy for me to get back in a room with this man’s lawyer and make this go away, but there are moments in life when you have to stand up and defend your honor against the evil in this world. 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 someday soon people will stop trying to profit from this and let her rest in peace.”
Carrey’s lawyer, Marty Singer, added, “Jim never supplied his prescription medications to Ms. White,” noting that the prescriptions were “legally obtained medications that were prescribed to him by his doctor,” and that the actor would “vigorously fight” the lawsuit.
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