Jim Carrey has resolved the lawsuit against him involving his ex-girlfriend Cathriona White’s death. Entertainment Tonight has confirmed White’s husband Mark Burton and her mother Brigid Sweetman have voluntarily dismissed the wrongful death lawsuit against Carrey.
The make-up artist committed suicide in September 2015.
The 56-year-old actor became embroiled in an ugly legal battle with White’s family after her tragic death aged 30. They suggested the Oscar winner supplied her with drugs before her fatal overdose.
White’s estranged husband Mark Burton and her mother Brigid Sweetman also argued Carrey had infected White with three sexually-transmitted diseases.
However, Carrey’s legal team have alleged that White forged medical records which showed she had no STDs before she met the star. According to Carrey’s lawyers, White used the test results of her friend, referred to as Jane Doe, instead. Read Carrey’s attorney Raymond Boucher’s declaration:
Burton and Sweetman previously alleged that contracting the STDs was one of the causes of White’s mental distress.
According to The Hollywood Reporter Carrey’s rep confirmed the actor “is looking forward to moving on with his life.”
Michael Avenatti, the attorney for Sweetman and Burton, told THR Wednesday: “We have no further comment at this time.”
Carrey previously filed a countersuit in September 2017 claiming the lawsuits were an attempt to exploit a famous actor. He also said White had threatened to go to the press with false allegations suggesting he had given her STDs.
“At the time, Cat and [her attorney] Marchino knew the claim was false and knew the mere allegation would impact Jim and his career,” Boucher previously wrote. “Rather than engage in a protracted and expensive public battle, Jim, as many in his position do, succumbed to the demands and privately resolved the issue with Cat and her lawyer.”
We have reached out to both Carrey’s rep and the attorneys for Burton and Sweetman for comment.