Jim Carrey has fired back against accusations that he gave his late ex-girlfriend sexually transmitted diseases and supplied her with drugs that led to her suicide.
Yes, Carrey has really been accused of such things.
Earlier this week, Mark Burton filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Carrey.
Burton was the estranged husband of Cathriona White, Carrey’s longtime, on-again/off-again girlfriend who killed herself in September of 2015.
She left a note at the time that apologized to Carrey for letting him down and which admitted life without the actor had grown too difficult for her.
In new legal documents, Burton makes the claim that the drugs White used to kill herself were supplied to her by Carrey.
He alleges that the Ambien, Propranolol and Percocet that were found in White’s system were prescribed to Arthur King, an alias often used by Carrey.
Burton’s lawsuit alleges Carrey had an “obsession with controlling and manipulating White,” along with “the ability to monitor surveillance cameras on a home White often stayed at and was able, by design, to view the residence remotely to keep track of White’s comings and goings.”
In response to these heinous charges, Carrey issued a statement that implied Burton was clearly looking for a financial settlement.
But one would not be forthcoming.
“What a terrible shame,” Carrey said.
“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.
“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.”
Burton, meanwhile, has gone ahead and amended his wrongful death suit against Carrey to include the stunning new claim against celebrity.
Burton says Carrey and White had a text conversation in February 2013 wherein she told him she thought she had contracted multiple STDs.
Herpes Type I, Herpes Type 2 and Gonorrhea, to be specific.
He goes on to allege that Carrey convinced White to keep these diseases a secret.
Burton claims this secret contributed to White’s fragile state of mind at the time she committed suicide, writing in his lawsuit that White referred to herself as “damaged goods.”
In reply to this new set of assertions, Carrey’s attorney explained to TMZ that Burton and White had a “sham marriage” that only existed to help him “evade immigration laws.”
The lawyer goes on to say White reached out to Carrey in 2014 and begged him to get back together, not exactly the move one would make if one held a grudge against an ex for giving her STDs.
Carrey’s legal team says this is nothing but a “shakedown lawsuit.”
What does Carrey say?
In a new statement, he doesn’t mince words or waste words, simply declaring:
“Is this the way a ‘husband’ honors the memory of his ‘wife?’ The real disease here is greed, shameful greed.”
Carrey’s side has made it very clear that Jim has no intention of settling with Burton.