A wrongful death lawsuit was filed against 54-year-old actor and comedian Jim Carrey in Los Angeles Superior Court last Monday, September 19 by Mark Burton of Portland, Oregon. Burton is the estranged husband of 31-year-old makeup artist Cathriona White, Carrey’s former girlfriend. The lawsuit alleges that Carrey provided the prescription drugs White used to overdose, which led to her death in September 2015.
Carrey called the lawsuit a “heartless attempt to exploit him.” He added “I will not tolerate this heartless attempt to exploit me or the woman I loved. I really hope that someday soon people will stop trying to profit from this and let her rest in peace.”
Carrey said he vows to fight the lawsuit made by White’s estranged husband, noting “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.”
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