Court dismisses wrongful death lawsuit against Jim Carrey

Court dismisses wrongful death lawsuit against Jim Carrey

Actor Jim Carrey is "extremely grateful" after a wrongful death lawsuit against him was dismissed.

jim carey weird interview

Jim Carrey will not have to go to trial over the death of his ex-girlfriend, Cathriona 'Cat' White.

A California court has dismissed the wrongful death lawsuit filed against the 'Ace Ventura' actor by Cathriona's mother Brigid Sweetman and her estranged husband, Mark Burton.

The pair blamed Jim for Cat's death, saying he provided her with the prescription drugs that she ended up using to commit suicide in 2015.

They also accused Jim of giving Cat sexually transmitted diseases. She left a suicide note saying she was "damaged" after being infected with three STDs. 

"Before you, I might not have had very much but I had respect, I was a happy person. I loved life, I was confident and I felt good in my skin and was proud of most decisions I made, I met you, you introduced me to cocaine, prostitutes, mental abuse and disease. You did good things for me but being with you broke me down as a person Jim. I was promise Jekyll and instead I got Hyde," she wrote.

ALSO READ: Katy Perry opens up about depression and suicide

The actor's lawyers argued in court that his ex forged medical records she used as proof to show she had no STDs before meeting him.

ALSO READ: Jim Carrey fans concerned over star's weird and bizarre interview

Jim also revealed that Cat used false records to blackmail him in 2013, claiming he gave her herpes.

He admitted paying an undisclosed amount of money to her after she threatened to go to the press. The 56-year-old says he feared the allegations would impact his career. 

But it was discovered that Cat had used a friend's medical records to support her "false claims".

Jim filed a countersuit against Brigid and Mark in 2017, accusing them of extortion. He revealed that their lawyer, Filippo Marchino, had also helped Cat with the 2013 extortion. 

"Unfortunately, I made the mistake three years ago of giving in and settling false claims made against me by Mr. Marchino, 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."

“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," Jim said in a statement.

A publicist for the actor told E! News that he is "extremely grateful" to everyone who supported him during the "challenging episode". 

ALSO READ: Kim Kardashian criticised for calling cornrows 'Bo Derek braids'

Show's Stories