Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Jim Carrey, who was sued last month for wrongful death by the husband of his late girlfriend, is now facing a lawsuit from her mother.
Brigid Sweetman, the mother of Cathriona White, claims that the actor gave her daughter three STDs, lied about it, used high-priced lawyers to try to keep her and her family quiet, and gave her illegal drugs.
White committed suicide last year. Her death at the age of 30 was ruled an overdose of prescription drugs, including Ambien and oxycodone.
“Jim Carrey should be ashamed of what he did to my daughter,” Sweetman said in a statement Tuesday. “And he should be ashamed for how he has used his Hollywood attorneys to badmouth Cat’s husband Mark with the hope that nobody will hold him responsible for what he did.”
White’s husband, Mark Burton, claimed in his lawsuit that Carrey illegally obtained and provided the drugs that killed her.
Carrey’s lawyer, Martin Singer, responded to the latest lawsuit with a statement: “It is understandable that a mother who has lost a daughter will look for someone to blame. But in directing her grief and rage at Jim Carrey and joining this ridiculous lawyer’s attempt to capitalize on Cathriona’s suicide, Mrs. Sweetman is heading down the same dark path as Cathriona’s green-card ‘husband,’ Mark Burton.
“On her 30th birthday, just a few days before her suicide, Cathriona White was distraught having received a message from her mother through Facebook that was so destructive and demoralizing that she instantly deleted her Facebook account so her mother could no longer contact her,” the statement continues. “Cathriona often lamented about her contentious relationship with her mother, how she was forced to leave home at the age of 15, and how they had been estranged for years.”
Sweetman is seeking various damages.
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