Canadian comic Jim Carrey won’t be facing a civil trial over the 2015 suicide of his former girlfriend, Cathriona White. Carrey was named in a wrongful death case, filed on behalf of White’s estranged husband and her mother.
The lawsuit blames Carrey for illegally obtaining the prescription drugs that White used to kill herself. The two also claimed that Carrey gave White the drugs “despite the fact that he knew full well that Ms. White was ill-equipped to ingest and manage highly addictive prescription drugs outside the care of a licensed physician; was prone to depression; and had previously attempted to take her own life.”
In 2013, Cathriona White and her secret husband Mark Burton, tried to sue Carrey alleging he gave her an STD. What we can now confirm is that she faked a clean STD test before she met the star of “The Cable Guy.”
Carrey though, settled regardless to avoid a costly and painful court battle. As a result, the case, which was due to take place this spring, has been dismissed.
Carrey always maintained his innocence.
White, 30, and Carrey had been in an on-off relationship since 2012. But she suffered from depression long before she met Carrey and had previously threatened suicide.
She died on September 28 after overdosing on prescription pills at her Los Angeles home.
Before committing suicide, on September 24, she posted her last tweet, the same day she allegedly broke up with Carrey.
Signing off Twitter, I hope I have been a light to my nearest and dearest. ✌🏼️❤️ to yo all
— Cathriona white (@littleirishcat) September 24, 2015
White also faked a clean STD test for the “Dumb and Dumber” actor on her “iPad.” In it, she stood by her claims that Carrey infected her with an STD.
“You have not thought about the stigma I have to live with for the rest of my life, you have not apologized or once asked is there something you can do to make it better or even felt bad for it.”
“Or even ask me how I’m feeling about it. Instead you did a whole lot of screaming and turned it around on me.”
“This is what I want, you gave me hsv and hpv, I want you to apologize for it because you care enough to. I want you to understand that however little a thing seems to you, it ruins a girl’s life.
“Before you, I might not have had very much but I had respect, I was a happy person. I loved life, I was confident and I felt good in my skin and was proud of most decisions I made, I met you, you introduced me to cocaine, prostitutes, mental abuse and disease. You did good things for me but being with you broke me down as a person Jim. I was promise [sic] Jekyll and instead I got Hyde.”
“Because I love you I would have stuck out Hyde all year and done everything he wanted to be with Jekyll for 5 of those but you threw me away when you absorbed anything worthwhile that was left of me.”
Since being cleared in the case, Carrey has said he is looking forward to moving on with his life.
Meanwhile, lawyers representing White’s family have said they have no further comment at this time.