Jim Carrey, actor-comedian is in the news again, this time for good. Jim Carrey has been cleared of the involvement in the death of Cathriona White, his ex-girlfriend. It was in September 2015 that White, 30, took her own life by over drugging herself. Following this both, Mark Burton, White’s former husband, and Brigid Sweetman, her estranged mother, had sued Jim and claimed that he gave White, sexually-transmitted diseases (STD) and provided the drugs to her which she used to kill herself.
The 56-year-old Carrey had filed a countersuit and claimed that White, a makeup artist from Ireland, came up with false allegations to hamper the actor’s image and forged medical records to make it appear that she had no STDs before meeting Carrey.
Cathriona edited a friend’s medical report
Lawyer of the Oscar nominee actor, Raymond Boucher, claimed that Miss White had manipulated the patient information on a friend’s STD test to make the records seem as her own.He also confirmed that the wrongful death lawsuit brought against Jim Carrey by the family of his ex-girlfriend Cathriona White has been dismissed on January 25.He also said that the actor is looking forward to moving on with his life.
In a statement, Carrey said at that time:
“Unfortunately, I made the mistake three years ago of giving in and settling false claims made against me by Mr. Marchino [Miss White’s lawyer], on behalf of Cat, as mounting a public defense is a very costly and painful process.At the time I felt Cat was being exploited by Marchino.Since this new case was filed, I have discovered the depth of deception behind those false claims, the kind of deception decent people fall for, because to us, such behavior is unimaginable”
It is reported that Miss White dated the actor on and off for three years.Texts between Miss White and the unnamed friend that were submitted as evidence by Carrey’s lawyers prove that she asked the friend to obtain her medical records.
A text sent from Miss White to the unnamed friend read: ‘I need to see the layout… I will need to work on it before I give it to him.’
White wanted to get herself checked
In January and February 2013, texts were also exchanged between Jim and White where the make up artist was concerned about bumps on her genitals.She wrote to the actor that it could be symptoms of a disease called STD to which Carrey had replied ‘Aggravated folacles [sic] or bumps are normal when you shave or have vigorous sex.’
She again brought this up to Carrey and wanted to ‘get checked’ in response to which Carrey wrote: ‘It could be from someone before me.’
In 2016 when White’s autopsy was released it was found that she died from an overdose of prescription pills like Propranolol and Percocet. The lawsuit launched by White’s family members claimed that bottles of these pills had been found next to her body and had been used by Carrey.
Jim Carrey reportedly said in his defense:
“I will not give in a second time to these same fraudulent charges initiated by Cat’s husband in name but not substance Mark Burton, and her estranged mother. Nor am I responsible for what these desperate characters have inadvertently unearthed about the woman I adored.I was clearly blinded by my affection.Regardless, I will hold a place of empathy, and forgiveness for Cat and continue to focus on the many blessings in this life (sic).”
We hope now that Carrey moves on to a better life and may the departed soul rest in peace.