Jim Carrey is not going down without a fight!
As we previously reported, the comedian has been slapped with two wrongful death lawsuits over the suicide of his former girlfriend Cathronia White. Both Miz White’s mother Brigid Sweetman and estranged husband Mark Burton have accused The Mask star of giving Cathronia sexually transmitted diseases and providing the drugs she used to end her life.
While Sweetman has submitted the A-lister’s alleged STD test as evidence, the 54-year-old defended in court documents that these claims are “irrelevant” to the case since White herself had accused Jim of giving her a sexually transmitted disease two years BEFORE her suicide. Carrey also asked the judge to strike any mention of his alleged STDs from court records, as well as accusations he reneged on paying for funeral costs and that he owned a private jet.
In fact, the funny man accuses Brigid of making these claims in order to force his hand and settle out of embarrassment!
The December 19 filing obtained by DailyMail stated:
“A part of their attempt to shakedown Carrey for a multi-million dollar payday, Sweetman and her attorney have riddled the Complaint with severe ad hominem attacks and allegations about STDs, none of which are relevant to the cause of death. Hence, none of these allegations belong in the Complaint.”
In the legal paperwork, The Truman Show actor also highlighted how he was lovingly praised in two of Cat’s suicide notes. Jim didn’t stop there as he also called out Brigid for not being mentioned once in the letters! Eek.
The court docs continued:
“White left Carrey two suicide notes speaking lovingly to him, requesting his forgiveness for ending her own life, describing him, and him alone, as her ‘family,’ and entrusting him to divide her property.”
This case has been highly publicized ever since Sweetman filed her lawsuit in October and accused the superstar of giving the late brunette beauty THREE different STDs. Cat’s mother also stated that Jim called her daughter a “whore” and threatened to use “fixers” to silence her. Whoa.
Carrey’s attorney previously called these accusations a “desperate” and “bogus” tactic. Talk about drama!
We have a feeling a lot more is going to be revealed as this case continues. Don’t worry we’ll keep you, our Perezcious readers, up to date on everything!
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