Jim Carrey blasts Cathriona White's 'shamefully greedy' ex-husband
Jim Carrey has slammed Cathriona White’s ex-husband, Mark Burton, after he shared text messages and a letter that reportedly “exposed” intimate details of Jim and Cathriona’s relationship.
Mark is suing Hollywood actor Jim for the wrongful death of Cathriona, who took her own life in September 2015.
Included in his lawsuit against Jim is messages that allegedly show that Jim gave Cathriona three sexually transmitted diseases during their romance, ending their relationship when she confronted him about it.
The texts also allege that he had called Mark a “w*nker” and her an “ungrateful b*tch”, with the note being made public.
Hitting back at Mark’s move, Jim said in a statement: “Is this the way a ‘husband’ honours the memory of his ‘wife’?
“The real disease here is greed, shameful greed!”
The star’s lawyer, Marty Singer, also insisted that the texts were “bogus” and that Jim will not be paying any money to Mark.
He stated: “The claim that Mr. Carrey gave Cathriona White an STD is categorically disputed.
“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.
“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.”
Mark’s lawsuit claims that Cathriona was suicidal because of the STDs she’d “contracted from Jim”, with the legal papers claiming that Jim used his “immense wealth and celebrity status to illegally obtain and distribute highly addictive” drugs to supply to Cathriona.
However, Jim’s lawyer went on to clarify that Jim’s medication had been stolen, saying in a statement: “Jim never supplied his prescription medications to Ms. White. Ms. White stole his prescription medications from him.
“Significantly, my client’s prescriptions were legally obtained medications that were prescribed to him by his doctor in accordance with routine practices that are used all the time, and which are regularly used by SAG members and others with the knowledge of their doctors and insurers, to protect the privacy of well-known individuals.
“It is despicable that Burton, who claims to have been Ms. White’s husband but never lived with her and did not even reside in the same state she did, now comes forward trying to cash in on her death.
“We are confident that the court will see through this abhorrent money-grab scheme.”
Jim and Cathriona dated on and off between 2012 and 2015.