Wrongful death legal case filed by estranged husband of his former girlfriend is an attempt to exploit him: Jim Carrey
Cathriona White’s estranged husband Mark Burton is suing Hollywood actor Jim Carrey for supposedly taking drugs under a fake name for his ex-girlfriend, who died of an overdose last year, court documents show.
Burton told the artist used his “immense wealth and renown state” to illegally take prescription medicines. Carrey then supposedly tried to hide his involvement.
The Hollywood superstar has promised to fight the claim.”I will not allow this heartless attempt to exploit the woman I loved or me,” Carrey said in a statement. “I hope that someday soon people will finish seeking advantage from this and allow her rest in peace.”
He added: “It would be simple for me to get back in the room with this man’s lawyer and make this go apart, but there are some times in life when you have to rise and defend your honor against the evil in this world.”
White, who was 30, was found dead after overdosing on prescription drugs including Ambien, Propranolol, and Percocet, according to the coroner’s department. Stories at the time told the pair had an on-off attachment and had split up again days earlier her passing.
According to the lawsuit, Carrey, 54, obtained the drugs under the fake name “Arthur King,” he then “took steps to conceal and confuse his involvement and culpability.”
The lawsuit, for violation of the drug dealer liability act and wrongful death, is seeking compensation for funeral expenses, attorney fees along with unspecified damages.