Jim Carrey fights back against late ex-girlfriend’s mother's wrongful death lawsuit

2016-12-22 22:01

Cape Town – Jim Carrey has hit back at the wrongful death lawsuit filed by his late ex-girlfriend’s mother, Brigid Sweetman.

Cathriona White committed suicide in September last year by overdosing on prescription medication she reportedly stole from Carrey.

In October this year White’s mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Carrey claiming that her daughter took her own life after discovering that the actor had given her three STDs.

Carrey has now fired back with a response, stating that White's "unfounded accusations that he gave her STDs" were reported to have happened two years prior to White’s death, thus having nothing to do with her suicide.

In court documents obtained by E! News, Carrey is asking for the “false, irrelevant and improper" allegations made by Sweetman to be dropped.

The documents read: “The false, irrelevant and improper allegations were inserted for the sole purpose of harassing, embarrassing and humiliating Carrey in an effort to shame him into an unmerited settlement and should be stricken in their entirety.”

Meanwhile, earlier this year White’s estranged husband Mark Burton also filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Carrey, accusing him of providing his wife with the drugs she overdosed on.

The 54-year-old actor responded with, “I will not tolerate this heartless attempt to exploit me or the woman I loved," Carrey wrote. "I really hope that someday soon people will stop trying to profit from this and let her rest in peace.”

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