Comedian and actor Jim Carrey has been sued Monday, September 19, for wrongful death of Cathriona White. This was after the actor had illegally obtained and gave the painkillers that White used to end her life last September 2015.
The lawsuit was filed by Mark Burton in Los Angeles. Burton was White’s husband at the time she and Carrey were in a relationship. According to USA Today, the case Burton has filed against Carrey was to strip him off his “grieving good guy” image. Instead, he wants Carrey to be the deceitful and reckless man who was behind the death of the makeup artist.
Cathriona White, 30-years old, was found dead at home in Sherman Oaks, California. This was on September 28, 2015. Later on, Los Angeles coroner’s office has announced that White took her own life by taking different prescription drugs.
Now, based on the case that was filed, these drugs had been illegally obtained by Jim Carrey. And apparently, it was under a fake name of 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 lawsuit reads. “The result that followed was predictable and foreseeable.”
The lawsuit has also demanded money from Carrey. However, the sum was not mentioned but it was to be expected on a jury trial.
After being sued, Carrey has responded with the issue. The actor said that it was a shame and it could be easy for him to make the issue go away. Nonetheless, the actor will have to stand up and defend himself and his honor against “evil in this world”.
He further adds, “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.”
There had been other details of the lawsuit which includes Jim Carrey allegedly working with a doctor to acquire the drugs illegally. There was also the allegation that Carrey did not actually pay for White’s funeral.
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