As the estranged husband of the late Cathriona White pursues his wrongful death lawsuit against Jim Carrey, the lawyer for the Canadian-born star has released a series of sweet photos of Carrey and White, taken on Valentine’s Day — less than a month after White married Mark Burton, which he says proves the Irish citizen only got married in order to remain in the U.S.
“These intimate Valentine’s Day photos taken less than a month after Burton’s quickie Las Vegas wedding prove that the marriage was a ‘green card marriage,'” Carrey’s lawyer Martin D. Singer tells People in a statement.
“The Valentine’s Day photos also fly in the face of the claim that Burton suffered ‘loss of companionship.’ Multiple witnesses have also come forward who say that Cat had asked five different men to marry her to avoid deportation,” Singer adds.
The photos show Carrey and White enjoying what appears to be a romantic Valentine’s Day celebration together.
Burton’s lawyer, however, begs to differ. “Jim Carrey and his ‘fixers’ are trying to distract people away from the fact that Carrey gave Cat three STDs, lied about it, dumped her, called her a whore [her words], and then gave her illegal drugs that she overdosed on,” says attorney Michael J. Avenatti in a statement obtained by People.
Carrey’s lawyer, however, has fired back. “Mr. Avenatti’s statements are defamatory,” says Singer in response. “He is trying to deflect from the fact that his client has no right to sue by sending to the media carefully edited texts with significant redactions.”