In a newly-unearthed note allegedly written by Jim Carrey’s late ex-girlfriend Cathriona White to the “Dumb and Dumber” actor, he was accused of introducing her to “cocaine, prostitutes, mental abuse and disease.” Reportedly written on April 8, 2013 on her iPad, the note was discovered by lawyers working for White’s ex-husband Mark Burton and her mother Brigid Sweetman in a wrongful death lawsuit against Carrey.
In the note, which is uncovered “during a forensic examination of Ms. White’s iPad,” White allegedly wrote, “This is what I want, you gave me hsv and hpv, I want you to apologize for it because you care enough to.” The makeup artist went on writing, “I met you, you introduced me to cocaine, prostitutes, mental abuse and disease.”
“You did good things for me but being with you broke me down as a person Jim. I was promised Jekyll and instead I got Hyde,” the note, which is obtained by Daily Mail, read. “Because I love you I would have stuck out Hyde all year and done everything he wanted to be with Jekyll for 5 of those but you threw me away when you absorbed anything worthwhile that was left of me.”
In response to the note, Carrey’s attorney Ray Boucher said, “This note helps establish the evidence that this was pure fraud, and that [White], her lawyers and other were trying to establish a basis for Jim into ultimately settling with her based on these claims. This was part of her and her lawyers campaign to extort money from Jim and ultimately he succumbed.”
On Friday, September 29, Carrey filed a cross-complaint against Burton, Sweetman, their lawyer Filippo Marchino and The X Law Group. Back in 2016, they hit the actor with a wrongful death lawsuit, claiming that Carrey illegally obtained, under the name Arthur King, and gave White the powerful painkillers she used to kill herself in September 2015. According to the cross-complaint, Carrey alleged that between March and August of 2013, White, “with the participation and assistance” of her attorney, threatened to “go to the press” with false claims that Carrey had given her “Herper I and Herpes II–unless Jim paid her millions of dollars.”
Carrey also took to his Twitter account to release a statement, which read, “Unfortunately, I made the mistake three years ago of giving in and settling false claims made againts me by Mr. Marchino, on behalf of Cat, as mounting a public defense is a very costly and painful process.” He added, “At that time I felt Cat was being exploited by Marchino.”
“Since this new case was filed, I have discovered the depth of deception behind those false claims, the kind of deception decent people fall for, because to us, such behavious is unimaginable,” the actor went on saying. “I will not give in a second time to these same fraudulent charges initiated by Cat’s husband in name but not substance Mark Burton, and her estranged mother.”
There's a lot of news coming out today. This is my statement on the matter. pic.twitter.com/IJ7rPOHIj0
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) September 29, 2017
Lawyer Michael Avenatti, who represents Burton and Sweetman, dubbed the claim “complete and utter nonsense.” He added, “Carrey is so desperate to avoid the public knowing the truth of his own outrageous conduct, that he has now resorted to outlandish accusations against innocent people. As his interview from a few weeks ago shows, the guy is incoherent and unhinged. He needs help.”
White was found dead in a Sherman Oaks, California home on September 28, 2015. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office ruled White committed suicide by overdosing on prescription drugs, including Ambien, Propanolol and Percocet (oxycodone). Carrey attended the Irish-born woman’s funeral and served as a pallbearer.