Actor Jim Carrey is being sued for wrongful death of his ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, by the girlfriend’s mother, Brigid Sweetman. The woman claims that Carrey gave her daughter sexually transmitted diseases and drugs.
Bridig Sweetman filed a lawsuit against 54-year-old Carrey on Tuesday, ET reports. The woman, who suffered the loss of her daughter, Carrey’s ex-girlfriend, one year ago, makes horrendous claims against the actor. In the lawsuit, she blames Cathriona White’s death primarily on the comedian. Sweetman alleges that Carrey has given White three sexually transmitted diseases even though he knew he tested positive, then he broke up with her when confronted. The break-up made an already emotionally vulnerable White fall deeper into depression.
Aside from that, Sweetman claims that Carrey also fed her daughter highly addictive drugs, which he got under a false name. This, knowing that White was prone to depression and had attempted suicide before. “The result that followed was predictable and foreseeable,”, according to the court documents.
On the other side, the fact that Jim Carrey is being sued for wrongful death of his ex looks like “bogus” to the Hollywood actor’s attorney, who called all allegations “desperate” and based on “shameful greed”.
30-year-old Cathriona White was found dead at her home in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, on September 28, 2015. A toxicology report concluded that she had taken an overdose. Painkillers, sleep pills and beta blockers were found in her system.
Similar claims to Brigid Sweetman’s were made in mid-September this year by White’s ex-husband, Mark Burton. He claimed that the actor has used his celebrity status to procure drugs involved in her death. Just a day later, Carey released a statement, shaming Burton for putting the blame on him and defending himself against “a heartless attempt to exploit me or the woman I love”. He added that Cathriona’s problems were there long before they had met and “sadly her tragic end was beyond anyone’s control”.
Carrey has battled depression himself. In an interview back in 2011, the actor opened up to CBS correspondent Steve Kroft about his struggle with the illness. “There are peaks, there are valleys. But they’re all kind of carved and smoothed out, and it feels like a low level of despair you live in”, Carrey said at the time. “You’re not getting any answers, but you’re living OK. And you can smile at the office. You know? But it’s a low level of despair. You know?”