Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) A lawsuit has been filed against Jim Carrey that contends the actor illegally provided the prescription drugs that his girlfriend Cathriona White used to commit suicide last year.
The suit was filed on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court by Mark Burton, who is identified as the husband of White, reports variety.com.
White, 30, killed herself in September 2015 with an overdose of oxycodone, propranolol and Ambien.
“Our client, Burton, is seeking justice in connection with the death of his wife. What he is seeking is a search for the truth. We believe that Carrey has culpability in the death of White,” attorney Michael Avenatti said.
In a statement issued on late Monday, Carrey called the suit “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 honour against the evil in this world,” Carrey said.
“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,” he said.