Posted on Mon Sep 19th, 2016 2:10pm PDT By X17 Staff
Jim Carrey is being sued for the wrongful death of his ex girlfriend Cathriona White. The funny man is also being accused of illegally obtaining and giving the late makeup artist the powerful painkillers that she used to commit suicide last September.
Interestingly enough, the person suing the Liar Liar actor is not White’s family — the plaintiff is White’s husband, Mark Burton. That’s right — she was married. Burton is an Oregon man married to White at the time of her death.
The lawsuit, which was filed in Los Angeles, tries to dispel the myth of Carrey as a “grieving good guy” and paint him reckless and deceitful both before and after the 30-year-old’s death.
On September 28, 2015, White was found dead in her home in Sherman Oaks, Calif. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office later said that the Irish-born make-up artist died from overdosing on prescription drugs, including Ambien, Propranol and Percocet (oxycodone).
The lawsuit states, “After obtaining these drugs illegally and under a bogus name (“Arthur King”), Mr. Carrey proceeded to provide the prescription drugs to…Cathriona White” despite knowing that White was “prone to depression and had previously attempted to take her own life …The result that followed was predictable and foreseeable.”
Burton’s lawsuit also claimed that the actor tried to “conceal and obfuscate his involvement and culpability in Ms. White’s untimely and tragic death.”
The lawsuit does not specify how much Burton is asking for, but it does demand a trial by jury.
Carrey’s lawyer has not commented.
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