Actor Jim Carrey hose is an actor whose churned out megahits that include The Mask, Truman Show, and his Ace Ventura movies. He’s also known as the standout comedian on the Black created hit “Living Color.” Now the filing of a civil lawsuit this week is painting a sinister picture of an adulterer who supplied his lover with hardcore drugs. At the heart of the lawsuit is the wrongful death of a woman named Cathriona White and a violation of the drug dealer liability act. The lawsuit was filed by Mark Burton, the dead woman’s husband at the time of her death. He lives in Oregon.
It is alleged that Carrey used the alias Arthur King to get a variety of drugs that included Ambien and Percocet from a California doctor. White often lived at a Los Angeles home where Carrey could remotely watch live video of activity of her without her knowledge. On September 28, 2015, White was found dead in the home near bottles of drugs with the name Arthur King on the prescribing label. It is alleged that Carrey gave her the drugs even though he knew she had a suicidal past. In addition, it is alleged that Carrey knew White may have killed herself. An unidentified assistant of Carrey’s noted that White was last seen September 24 and had not left the house. Carrey sent a suspicious text message stating that he was missing pill bottles, implying White stole the medication. and never alerted police to the possibility that she had committed suicide.
When news of the discovery of her body broke ,Carrey seemed devastated and stated he would pay her funeral expenses and ship White’s body to her family in Ireland. He broke his pledge when it was revealed that White had modest insurance and Carrey paid no expenses.
The lawsuit asks for unspecified punitive damages against Carrey for his role in giving White the drugs days before her suicide and his ongoing behavior during the course of a drug controlled sexual relationship. Because Carrey was in effect her drug dealer, the suit alleges under California law he has liability. The plaintiff in the case is asking that Carrey’s assets be seized including his private Gulfstream V jet “in anticipation of a significant award.”
Carrey issued the following response to media: “What a terrible shame. It would be easy for me to get in a back room with this man’s lawyer and make this go away, but there are some moments in life when you have to stand up and defend your honor against the evil in this world. I will not tolerate this heartless attempt to exploit me or the woman I loved. Cat’s troubles were born long before I met her and sadly her tragic end was beyond anyone’s control. I really hope that some day soon people will stop trying to profit from this and let her rest in peace.”