Discovered in a lawsuit filed against Jim Carrey, Catriona White wrote a note on her iPad on April 8, 2013, two years before her suicide, highlighting her pain to the actor. She accused him of infecting her with her herpes and HPV. On the other side, he claimed White and her lawyers, one being Filippo Marchino, were extorting him and that he never gave her any STDs. Despite his innocence counter, Carrey, 55, reportedly agreed to pay her an undisclosed amount to keep the news out of the press and out of the public.
The pair reconciled in 2015. On Sept. 28, 2015, White committed suicide with pills. She died about two weeks after 30th birthday.
On Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, Carrey filed a countersuit against White’s family, including her mother and mother’s ex-husband, because they’ve made allegations he’s responsible for her death. Carrey’s defense is White’s suicide stemmed from the guilt she faced after “extorting” him.
In a statement to the Daily Mail, Carrey states in part, “Today I filed a cross-complaint against Fillipo 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.”
Here’s White’s note that was discovered on her iPad.
“You have not thought about the stigma I have to live with for the rest of my life, you have not apologized or once asked is there something you can do to make it better or even felt bad for it.
“Or even ask me how I’m feeling about it. Instead you did a whole lot of screaming and turned it around on me.
Have you even once sat down and really thought how this affects me? I still love you and I believed that you sent that text because you cared about me.
“I was going to tell my lawyer that I didn’t want to go any further with it when I realized you changed lawyers and you were advised to text me. It wasn’t coming from you at all, you probably hate me and are saying whatever is necessary.
“The decent thing to do, what is that? I think keeping quiet and private about it when I want to scream from the rooftops is a decent thing to do. You know what I want and it’s nothing to do with money.
“I didn’t get a lawyer so I can take your money and I’m probably going to get in trouble for texting you. I’m sure you will use it against me but I wanted to say this Thursday. Whatever the lawyers decide to do I don’t care.
“This is what I want, you gave me HSV and HPV, I want you to apologize for it because you care enough to. I want you to understand that however little a thing seems to you, it ruins a girl’s life.
“I want you to take care when you are with other girls and pay attention to your body your actions effect people. I don’t want to be disrespected like you have been doing.
“Before you, I might not have had very much but I had respect, I was a happy person. I loved life, I was confident and I felt good in my skin and was proud of most decisions I made, 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 promise Jekyll and instead I got Hyde.
“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.”