Jim Carrey Responds to Wrongful Death Lawsuit (UPDATE)
The Funeral of Cathriona White
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Jim Carrey Responds to Wrongful Death Lawsuit (UPDATE)


UPDATE (9/20/2016 7:56 a.m. ET):

Jim Carrey is responding to the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him by his late ex-girlfriend Cathriona White’s estranged husband.

"What a terrible shame. It would be easy for me to get in a back room with this man's lawyer and make this go away, but there are some moments in life when you have to stand up and defend your honor against the evil in this world," he said in a statement to People.

"I will not tolerate this heartless attempt to exploit me or the woman I loved. Cat's troubles were born long before I met her and sadly her tragic end was beyond anyone's control."

"I really hope that some day soon people will stop trying to profit from this and let her rest in peace.”

Original story (9/19/2016 4:37 p.m. ET):

Jim Carrey is blamed for supplying the drugs that resulted in his late ex-girlfriend Cathriona White's death — and attempting to cover the evidence — in a new lawsuit.

According to the suit filed by Cathriona's estranged husband Mark Burton, Jim is responsible for supplying the late makeup artist with the prescription medications she used to kill herself nearly one year ago.

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The court docs claim each of the substances found in Cathriona's system were also found in bottles prescribed to Jim's pseudonym, Arthur King, TMZ reports.

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In addition to claims Jim gave the three medications — Ambien, Propranolol and Percocet — to the Irish beauty days before she died, the suit also alleges the Big Liar actor tried to cover for this by texting her about misplacing the medications.

It's important to note Cathriona's family has no apparent involvement with the suit filed by her estranged husband.

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The 30-year-old had been separated from the cameraman for some time and had planned to divorce him by the end of the year, according to friends.