Jim Carrey Allegedly Gave Deceased Girlfriend Percocet, Oxycontin, Other Dangerous Drugs
Carrey's on-off girlfriend, Cathriona White, was married to the plaintiff. Actor calls the lawsuit "a heartless attempt to exploit me."
September 23, 2016
Actor Jim Carrey has been sued by Cathriona White's husband, for allowing her access to his prescription drugs, such as Percocet and Fentanyl. The lawsuit was filed in California Superior Court Monday Morning, and includes causes of action for wrongful death, and for alienation of affection.
On September 28, 2015, White, was found dead from a possibly intentional prescription drug overdose. Carrey's on-off girlfriend, the two met each other sometime in 2012. Carrey was a pallbearer at her funeral in Tipperary.
"The evidence is fairly substantial that he, under a false name, obtained controlled substances that were used by Ann White. If the cover up intentions are true, then it could be evidence of a consciousness of guilt, said one Plaintiff's attorney. He added that cases like these can be challenging for celebrity defendants to disprove, even when totally false. Carrey has yet to formally respond to the allegations. He told Yahoo news that "the lawsuit is a heartless attempt to exploit me."
This is a civil lawsuit; there is no criminal investigation taking place against Jim Carrey, says the LAPD.
James Carrey, 54, is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He is known for his highly energetic slapstick performances.
Carrey first gained recognition in 1990 after landing a recurring role in the sketch comedy television series In Living Color. His first leading roles in major productions came with Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994), Dumb and Dumber (1994), The Mask (1994), and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), as well as a supporting role in Batman Forever (1995) and a lead role in Liar Liar (1997). He then starred in The Truman Show (1998) and Man on the Moon (1999), with each garnering him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
In the 2000s, he gained further recognition for his portrayal of the Grinch in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), as well as Bruce Almighty (2003), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004), Fun with Dick and Jane (2005), Yes Man (2008), Horton Hears a Who! (2008) and A Christmas Carol (2009).
In the 2010s, he has starred in Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011) and The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013). In 2013, he appeared in Kick-Ass 2 as Colonel Stars and Stripes. Controversially, he retracted support for the film two months prior to its release. He issued a statement via his Twitter account that, in light of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, "[N]ow in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence." Carrey reprised his role as Lloyd Christmas in Dumb and Dumber To (2014).