A bombshell lawsuit against Jim Carrey has been filed by Brigid Sweetman, the mother of the actor’s late ex-girlfriend Cathriona White, at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday.
Legal documents obtained by ET Canada confirm the wrongful death suit alleges abuse by Carrey led to her daughter’s suicide in 2015. The lawsuit details Carrey’s positive test for sexually transmitted diseases, which he reportedly knowingly passed on to White, a claim he previously denied.
Sweetman released the following statement to ET Canada on the filing of the lawsuit on Tuesday:
“Jim Carrey should be ashamed of what he did to my daughter. And he should be ashamed for how he has used his Hollywood attorneys to badmouth Cat’s husband Mark with the hope that nobody will hold him responsible for what he did.
As a family, we want the world to know the truth about who Jim Carrey really is – a man that will give your daughter three STDs, lie about it, call her terrible names and demean her, use his high priced lawyers to try and shut her and her family up, and then give her illegal drugs. Every mother and father that has a daughter should read Cat’s handwritten letter to Jim and decide for themselves what kind of guy he really is.”
Sweetman’s attorney Michael Avenatti added, “The lies from Jim Carrey and his handlers need to stop. Instead of attacking a grieving family in an effort to avoid responsibility, why don’t they just try telling the truth about how Carrey gave Cat the STDs and then gave her the illegal drugs? Unlike Hollywood handlers, lab results do not lie.”
Jim Carrey’s attorney Martin D. Singer has sent us the following statement: “It is understandable that a mother who has lost a daughter will look for someone to blame. But in directing her grief and rage at Jim Carrey and joining this ridiculous lawyer’s attempt to capitalize on Cathriona’s suicide, Mrs. Sweetman is heading down the same dark path as Cathriona’s green-card “husband,” Mark Burton. On her 30th birthday, just a few days before her suicide, Cathriona White was distraught having received a message from her mother through Facebook that was so destructive and demoralizing that she instantly deleted her Facebook account so her mother could no longer contact her. Cathriona often lamented about her contentious relationship with her mother, how she was forced to leave home at the age of 15, and how they had been estranged for years.”