The wrongful death suit against Jim Carrey in the suicide of his on-again, off-again girlfriend has been dismissed.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Carrey’s girlfriend Cathriona White took her own life in 2015, overdosing on prescription medication that her family has claimed she obtained from Carrey.
People magazine reports that White’s mother Brigid Sweetman and her estranged husband Mark Burton filed a wrongful death suit against Carrey in 2016, claiming that he contributed to her suicide by giving her access to prescription pills while knowing that she was a suicide risk, and because he allegedly gave her multiple STDs, something that caused Cathriona severe emotional distress.
But according to People, Carrey’s legal team filed a motion that claimed White had pre-existing STDs and that she forged medical records she showed to Carrey, indicating that she did not have any STDs before she met him.
Carrey had previously filed a countersuit against White’s relatives, arguing that their wrongful death suit was an attempt at extortion, and that White’s family had pressured her to fake an STD in order to get money from Carrey.
A representative for Carrey confirmed to the Hollywood Reporter that the wrongful death suit had been dismissed, but did not provide further details.
[Feature image: Associated Press/Jim Carrey among funeral guests]