The estranged husband of Jim Carrey’s dead ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, is sueing the Canadian actor for the woman’s alleged wrongful death. Carrey’s lawyer says it’s a shakedown.
The 54-year-old actor’s legal representative, Marty Singer, reportedly told TMZ that his client shares no blame in White’s drug overdose. He is also said to have described the lawsuit as nothing more than: “a money-grab scheme”.
White’s estranged husband, Mark Burton, accused Carrey of supplying the late woman with fatal drugs. Singer allegedly denied those claims, expressing that Carrey had never supplied White with a single pill.
According to court papers obtained by ET Canada, Mark Burton filed a wrongful death suit in Los Angeles courts on Monday, claiming that the comedian procured prescription drugs on Cathriona White’s behalf by using a fake name.
“This is a case about Jim Carrey using his immense wealth and celebrity status to illegally obtain and distribute highly addictive and, in this case, deadly, controlled substances,” Burton’s suit claims. “After obtaining these drugs illegally and under a bogus name (“Arthur King”), Mr. Carrey proceeded to provide the prescription drugs to his 30-year-old girlfriend.”
“After her death, Mr. Carrey took steps to conceal and obfuscate his involvement and culpability in Ms. White’s untimely and tragic death,” the court documents claims further.
Lawyer Michael Avenatti has addressed the suit on Monday via Twitter, stating that they’re requesting the District Attorney’s office look into Carrey’s involvement in White’s death: “We will also be requesting that the Los Angeles DA’s office launch an investigation into Jim Carrey’s role in the death of Ms. White.”