Earlier this week we told you about a lawsuit accusing Jim Carey of illegally providing his ex-girlfriend, 30-year-old Cathriona White, with drugs before committing suicide. One day later, Carey gave a statement to US Weekly that he was planning on defending his honor against the charges from his ex-girlfriend’s estrange husband, Mark Burton.
Now there’s a little bit of a darker twist to the lawsuit. According to a report on TMZ, Burton is accusing the Dumb and Dumber and Ace Ventura actor of giving White three different STDs before she committed suicide.
Jim Carrey’s deceased ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, was suicidal because she had STDs she believed she contracted from Carrey … according to a lawsuit filed by White’s estranged husband.
Mark Burton amended the wrongful death suit which he filed against Carrey — and in the new docs he says Cathriona had a text conversation with Jim in Feb. 2013 … where she told him she thought she had contracted an STD.
In the docs, Burton says Cathriona got tested and discovered she had Herpes Type I, Herpes Type 2 and Gonorrhea. He says Jim tried to pressure her to keep quiet about it, which she did.
Burton says before Cathriona committed suicide in Sept. 2015, she wrote a letter to Jim, saying the STDs would make it impossible for her to find someone new after their breakup. She also referred to herself as “damaged goods.”
Burton’s lawsuit now includes text messages he says Jim and Cathriona exchanged in 2013 … including the ones referencing the STDs.
Oof. This is getting ugly. It almost makes you wonder if her ex husband is now trying to humiliate the actor after their relationship didn’t work out, especially considering Carey’s statement to US Weekly yesterday.
“What a shame. It would be easy for me to get back in a room with this man’s lawyer and make this go away, but there are moments in life when you have to stand up and defend your honor against the evil in this world. I will not tolerate this heartless attempt to exploit me or the woman I loved,” Carey said in a statement to Us Weekly Monday, September 19. “Cat’s troubles were born long before I met her, and sadly her tragic end was beyond anyone’s control. I really hope someday soon people will stop trying to profit from this and let her rest in peace.”
But it’s important to remember that these are allegations and anyone can make allegations whether they are true or not. I have no clue if there’s any truth to this public spat.
That said, even at the remote mention of STDs, somehow I just went from looking Jim Carrey like this…
…to like this: