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Jim Carrey hit with wrongful death lawsuit in ex-girlfriend's suicide

According to the lawsuit, Carrey supplied ex-girlfriend Cathriona White with the drugs she used to kill herself


Brendan Gauthier
September 20, 2016 12:48AM (UTC)

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed on Monday against actor-comedian Jim Carrey in connection with his ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White's, suicide, according to a New York Daily News report.

Filed on Monday by White's estranged husband, Mark Burton, the lawsuit claims Carrey distributed "highly addictive drugs" under the pseudonym Arthur King.

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According to the lawsuit, Carrey provided White with drugs despite knowing "full well" that she was "prone to depression and had previously attempted to take her own life."

White died last year after consuming "a lethal cocktail that included Percocet and Ambien," which, according to the lawsuit, Carrey had supplied.

Burton is "seeking the funeral costs" that the suit alleges Carrey offered to pay and failed to follow through on, "as well as real and punitive damages."

Read the full report — including scans of the lawsuit — over at The New York Daily News.


Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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