“Jim Carrey helped kill my wife.”
A death lawsuit has been filed by Mark Burton, the estranged husband of Carrey’s late girlfriend Cathriona White, accusing the Hollywood actor of illegally obtaining prescription pills for her.
The lawsuit alleges that Carrey used “his immense wealth and celebrity status” to obtained Ambien, Popranolol and Percocet under the alias name Arthur King. It was those drugs that White used to kill herself in September 2015. Carrey then allegedly tried to cover up his involvement.
Instead of settling this legal battle behind close doors, E! News reported that Carrey has decided to go public by releasing a statement yesterday (Monday, 20th September) with the intention to highlight what he calls “the evil in this world”.
The statement reads:
“What a terrible shame. 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 honour 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.”
According to Daily Mail, White and Carrey had broken up just a few days before she committed suicide and even left behind a suicide note asking for forgiveness.
It was reported that Carrey’s former flame had gone through several depressive episodes and had talked about suicide.