Jim Carrey continues to fight the wrongful death suit brought by his ex-girlfriend’s family, this time demanding photos and other evidence from the scene of Cathriona White’s 2015 suicide, along with medical history records.
The Daily Mail reports exclusively that Carrey has served subpoenas to law enforcement and medical professionals in an effort to show that White had pre-existing depression and that he is not responsible for providing the prescription drugs she used to take her own life.
White was also married to another man at during her on-again, off-again relationship with Carrey. According to the Daily Mail, the couple first broke up when Carrey learned White, an Irish native, had married Mark Burton for a green card.
As CrimeOnline previously reportedly, White had accused Carrey of giving her STDs which she said in a letter that meant she would “always be damaged goods.” Carrey’s latest court filing show that his legal team is attempting to verify whether or not White had contracted any STDs.
According to the court papers obtained by the Daily Mail:
‘The production of records dating from December 1, 2011 through decedent’s death on or about September 28, 2015, is reasonable because:
(a) they are likely to confirm or deny Plaintiffs’ allegations as to White contracting any sexually transmitted disease; (b) likely to contain information concerning White’s prescription drug usage; (c) likely to confirm White’s history of depression or suicidal attempts that are completely unrelated to White’s interaction with Carrey and (d) likely to contain information concerning her marriage with [Mark] Burton and/or White’s estranged relationship with her biological mother, [Brigid] Sweetman.”
Sweetman and Burton have argued that Carrey is responsible for White’s suicide, citing the alleged STDs he gave her and also claiming he provided her with the prescription pills she took on the day of her death. Sweetman filed a lawsuit last October demanding economic damages including funeral and burial expenses.
Although the pills were reportedly prescribed to an alias of Carrey’s, he has claimed that White, 27, took the pills from him without his knowledge.
The Dumb and Dumber actor responded to the lawsuit with a statement in 2016:
“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.”
Feature photo: Associated Press