Mumbai: Actor-comedian Jim Carrey has responded to the ‘wrongful’ death lawsuit filed by his girlfriend Cathriona White’s mother saying the STD allegations are ‘irrelevant’.
The 54-year-old actor was accused of giving Cathriona prescription drugs and multiple sexually transmitted diseases leading up to her death in September 2015.
In court documents Carrey points out that in two of White’s suicide notes, she wrote lovingly of him, describing him as family and makes no mention of Brigid Sweetman, her mother.
“From the two suicide notes, it is indisputable that White looked to Carrey as the person she loved and trusted most, state the documents.
He accuses Sweetman of suing him in an attempt to profit from her daughter’s suicide. He calls the lawsuit a ‘shakedown.’
Carrey also disputed the claims that he went back on his agreement to pay for White’s funeral costs.
Sweetman’s lawyer responded to the filing in a statement: “Jim Carrey has admitted he gave Ms White multiple sexually transmitted diseases and purposely lied to her.”