Jim Carrey hit with lawsuit over girlfriend's death | Inquirer Entertainment

Jim Carrey hit with lawsuit over girlfriend’s death

/ 07:37 AM September 20, 2016

FILE - In this April 18, 2015 file photo, Jim Carrey arrives at LACMA's 50th Anniversary Gala in Los Angeles. Carrey says he was shocked and saddened to learn of the death of ex-girlfriend Cathriona White, likening the news to being hit by a lightning bolt. The 30-year-old makeup artist was found dead in her Sherman Oaks apartment on Monday, Sept. 28, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Her death is being investigated as a possible suicide in the ongoing case with an examination scheduled for Wednesday.  (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

In this April 18, 2015 file photo, Jim Carrey arrives at LACMA’s 50th Anniversary Gala in Los Angeles. The estranged husband of Carrey’s ex-girlfriend Cathriona White is suing the comedian over the death of White. AP FILE

LOS ANGELES, United States — Veteran comic actor Jim Carrey was sued Monday for allegedly procuring drugs under a bogus name for his ex-girlfriend who died of an overdose last year and then trying to hide his involvement.

According to the suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by Mark Burton, the estranged husband of Carrey’s former girlfriend Cathriona White, the actor “used his immense wealth and celebrity status” to obtain opioids for White.


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Burton alleges that the actor purchased the drugs under the bogus name “Arthur King” and then “took steps to conceal and obfuscate his involvement and culpability” after White’s death.

Carrey’s publicist could not immediately be reached for comment.

The suit alleges that Carrey was obsessed with controlling and manipulating the 30-year-old woman with whom he had an on-again, off-again relationship since 2012 and was able to monitor surveillance cameras at a home in the Los Angeles area where White often stayed.

The actor and his assistant allegedly were aware that White had not left the home for well over a day in September, when she died, but failed to act.

News reports at the time of White’s death said that she and Carrey had broken up a few days earlier.

She sent a cryptic message on her Twitter account on the day the couple broke up that read: “Signing off Twitter, I hope I have been a light to my nearest and dearest.”


According to the coroner’s office, White took her own life by overdosing on a lethal amount of prescription drugs including Ambien, Propranolol and a massive dose of Percocet.

The suit alleges that three pill bottles found near her body bore the name “Arthur King.”

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