Life is not looking good for actor Jim Carrey right now. Though the "Dumb and Dumber" household name has recently made a life turn, professing to follow Christ after a lifetime of struggles, his past is coming to haunt him.
Carrey's ex-girfriend, Cat White, had committed suicide shortly after the end of their relationship in 2015. Now White's estranged husband, Mark Burton, and her mother, Brigid Sweeton, are claiming the actor gave the deceased the drugs, using a false name, which she used in her suicide.
And there's more: the lawsuit is also claiming Carrey gave White multiple STD's and introduced her to prostitutes and drug abuse. “This is what I want, you gave me hsv and hpv, I want you to apologize for it because you care enough to," a note allegedly written in 2013 by White to Carrey on her iPad reads. “I met you, you introduced me to cocaine, prostitutes, mental abuse and disease.”
The attorney seeking to prosecute Carrey for wrongful death, Michael Avenatti, says that the “note, written in Cat’s own words, shows the world how Jim Carrey treated her while she was alive and the depths of his destructive behavior. We look forward to trying our case to a Los Angeles jury.”
But Carrey is claiming extortion and lies on the part of the prosecution. Apparently, White and her attorney, Filippo Marchino, had previously filed similar claims against Carrey, and he had settled with them in court. But he is now vowing not to make the same mistake twice.
In a statement, Carrey said, “Unfortunately, I made the mistake three years ago of giving in and settling false claims made against me by Mr. Marchino, on behalf of Cat, as mounting a public defense is a very costly and painful process.
“At the time I felt Cat was being exploited by Marchino. Since this new case was filed, I have discovered the depth of deception behind those false claims, the kind of deception decent people fall for, because to us, such behavior is unimaginable.
“I will not give in a second time to these same fraudulent charges initiated by Cat’s husband in name but not substance Mark Burton, and her estranged mother. Nor am I responsible for what these desperate characters have inadvertently unearthed about the the woman I adored. I was clearly blinded by my affection. Regardless, I will hold a place of empathy, and forgiveness for Cat and continue to focus on the many blessings in this life.”
In response to Carrey's statement, the prosecuting team told PEOPLE, “Jim Carrey is so desperate to avoid the public knowing the truth about his own outrageous conduct, that he has now resorted to outlandish accusations against innocent people. As his interview from a few weeks ago shows, the guy is incoherent and unhinged. He needs help.”
What do you think about this case against Carrey? Do you think it is just extortion, or is there truth to it? Share your thoughts in the Comments! Thank you! In other recent celebrity news, this comedian is getting major backlash for what she just said about Melania Trump.