This is getting ugly! Jim Carrey is coming under serious fire from his dead ex-girlfriend’s estranged husband, who claims the comedian gave her sexually transmitted diseases that made her suicidal! Keep reading for more on the shocking new details on his lawsuit against the actor.
Ugh, this story just has one painful twist after another. Mark Burton, the man suing Jim Carrey over ex Cathriona White‘s suicide has amended the wrongful death claim to say that she confessed the 54-year-old comedian gave her an STD, and that after they broke up she felt that she was “damaged goods” and would be unable to find a new boyfriend.
In documents obtained by TMZ, Mark claims that Cathriona got tested in Feb. 2013 and “discovered she had Herpes Type I, Herpes Type 2 and Gonorrhea.” He says “Jim tried to pressure her to keep quiet about it, which she did.” His lawsuit now includes texts between Jim and Cathriona, including ones about the STD’s, even though it’s not clear how he got ahold of them.
The Irish makeup artist tragically committed suicide in Sept. 2015 after a long battle with depression following her breakup with Jim. She died from a massive drug overdose after taking Ambien, Percocet and Propranolol, which she allegedly stole from Jim’s bathroom cabinet. Jim’s attorney Marty Singer has called Mark’s wrongful death case a total shakedown of Jim after he claimed in court papers that the funnyman was the one who gave her the pills she used to kill herself.
After Mark’s original wrongful death suit was filed in L.A. Sept. 19, Jim gave a scathing response, calling him “evil.” He released a statement that said, “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 went on to add, “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.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think Mark is just trying to shake down Jim for money over Cathriona’s sad death?