Jim Carrey Alleges Extortion, Blames Former Girlfriend’s Mother and Lawyer for Her Death

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The famed comedian Jim Carrey has taken a lot of abuse while keeping himself above the fray, but he’s now unleashed his powerful attorney and that’s good to see.   Both CathrionaWhite’s mother, Brigid Sweetman, and her husband, Mark Burton, blame Carrey for White’s 2015 death and are suing the beloved star. In an explosive cross-complaint filed Friday, Carrey’s attorney, Raymond Boucher, claims the lawsuit is nothing more than an attempt to exploit the public vulnerability of a famous actor. The court in May overruled Carrey’s demurrer to the complaint, setting the stage for an April 2018 trial.jim-carrey-2

Among other claims are allegations that the actor gave White the drugs that killed her. Carrey says White received Oxycodone and Zofran a few weeks before her death following a breast-augmentation corrective surgery, and later that month, she got a prescription for Vicodin. He also claims she obtained some of his pills by taking them secretly from his home.

 

“A handful of lawyers represent people willing to make false or misleading allegations designed to coerce successful celebrities into settling threatened litigation in order to avoid embarrassment from publication of the overly embellished (if not outright false) claims,” writes Boucher.

 

Carrey on Friday issued this statement: “Today I filed a cross-complaint against Filippo Marchino, The X Law Group, Mark Burton and Brigid Sweetman. Unfortunately, I made the mistake three years ago of giving in and settling false claims made against me by Mr. Marchino, on behalf of Cat, as mounting a public defense is a very costly and painful process. At the 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 behavior is unimaginable. 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. Nor am I responsible for what these desperate characters have inadvertently unearthed about the woman I adored. I was clearly blinded by my affection. Regardless, I will hold a place of empathy, and forgiveness for Cat and continue to focus on the many blessings in this life.”

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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