Jim Carrey is being sued for the wrongful death of his late girlfriend Cathriona White by her estranged husband Mark Burton, who’s accusing the comedic actor of causing her suicide. The lawsuit was filed Monday in California Superior Court in Los Angeles.
As Gossip Cop reported, White killed herself with an intentional drug overdose in September 2015. The 30-year-old makeup artist and Jim Carrey had dated on and off for several years.
As we also noted, White’s suicide note was uncovered in July. In a shocking new lawsuit, Burton claims Carrey provided White with the prescription drugs that killed her.
His suit says the actor obtained Ambien, Propranolol and Percocet using the fake name “Arthur King” and then allegedly gave his then-girlfriend the substances, despite knowing she was prone to depression and had suicidal tendencies.
“This is a case about Jim Carrey using his immense wealth and celebrity status to illegally obtain and distribute highly addictive and, in this case, deadly, controlled substances, ” the suit says.
In his filing, Burton further says White was “ill equipped to ingest and manage highly addictive prescription drugs outside the care of a licensed physician.” Gossip Cop has reached out to a rep for Carrey, but we have yet to hear back.
Gossip Cop and msn contributed to this report