Jim Carrey fires back at STD allegations made by late lover's husband
Jim Carrey has gone on the attack after the estranged husband of his late ex accused him of giving her a sexually transmitted disease.
Mark Burton is suing the movie star for the wrongful death of make-up artist Cathriona White, who committed suicide after breaking up with Carrey last year (15), and on Thursday (22Sep16) he filed an amended lawsuit, in which he claimed his wife took her own life because she couldn't live with the shame of being "damaged goods".
Burton alleged White told the funnyman she thought she had contracted an STD in a text conversation in February, 2013. He added Cathriona discovered she had Herpes Type I, Herpes Type 2 and Gonorrhoea.
Before committing suicide, White allegedly wrote to Jim, explaining her STDs would make it impossible for her to find someone new after their breakup, and the late stylist's estranged husband's revised lawsuit now includes text messages he says Jim and Cathriona exchanged in 2013, including the ones referencing the STDs, according to TMZ.com.
Carrey's lawyer Marty Singer has already fired back at the plaintiff, stating any claims that his client gave White an STD will be disputed. He said, "This is a desperate, bogus claim made by the 'husband' of the sham marriage. My client will not pay money to end this opportunist's transparent shakedown lawsuit, and this malicious case will be dismissed."
Singer added, "Mr. Carrey has suffered a great deal in the last year with the suicide of the woman he dearly loved, and it is outrageous that he should be subjected to this predatory lawsuit."
And now Carrey himself has released a brief statement, asking, "Is this the way a 'husband' honors the memory of his 'wife?'"
"The real disease here is greed, shameful greed!" Carrey added.
White was found dead in her home in Sherman Oaks, California on 28 September, 2015, following a drug overdose. Her death was officially ruled a suicide by the Los Angeles County Coroner's office in July (16).
- Cover Media