Jim Carrey hit with lawsuit over girlfriend's death
A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against Jim Carrey after it was claimed he supplied his ex-girlfriend with drugs to take her own life.
Cathriona White tragically committed suicide last year and her estranged husband Mark Burton has claimed Carrey was responsible for giving White drugs, court documents handed over to the Los Angeles County Superior Court reveal.
Speaking to the New York Daily News, Burton's lawyer Mark Avenatti said: "We look forward to the facts and evidence supporting these serious allegations.
"We will also be requesting that the Los Angeles District Attorney's office investigate the conduct concerning these drugs."
The lawsuit claims Carrey used his "immense wealth and celebrity status to illegally obtain and distribute highly addictive" drugs under a false name of Arthur King.
The complaint continues to say that White was "prone to depression and had previously attempted to take her own life" and goes on to claim that Carey gave her the drugs, which had caused a "predictable and foreseeable" result.
Meanwhile, at the time of her death, Carrey described White's passing as a complete "shock".
He said: "I am shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of my sweet Cathriona. She was a truly kind and delicate Irish flower, too sensitive for this soil, to whom loving and being loved was all that sparkled.
"My heart goes out to her family and friends and to everyone who loved and cared about her. We have all been hit with a lightning bolt."
Brown is seeking to recover the funeral costs and other damages from the lawsuit.