Jim Carrey's late girlfriend Cathriona White committed suicide in September last year, and now her estranged husband is suing Jim Carrey for wrongful death and drug violations.
Mark Burton was married to Cathriona White at the time of her death, however she was in a relationship with Carrey. He filed a lawsuit against Carrey on Monday.
USA Today reports that Burton is trying to accuse Jim Carrey of being 'reckless' and 'deceitful' before and after White's death.
"After obtaining these drugs illegally and under a bogus name ('Arthur King'), Mr. Carrey proceeded to provide the prescription drugs to ... Cathriona White," despite knowing that White was "prone to depression and had previously attempted to take her own life," the documents say. "The result that followed was predictable and foreseeable."
Carrey responded to these accusations late Monday night by releasing a statement through his publicist.
“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," the statement said.
It continued: "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.”