The wrongful death and violation of the drug dealer liability act lawsuit has been launched by Cathriona’s mother, Brigid Sweetman, and Carrey’s team have wasted no time in responding.
According to papers obtained by People, Sweetman claims Carrey gave her daughter “three STDs without warning her (Herpes I and II and Chlamydia), lying to her about it, ‘dumping’ her out of concern for saving his own carefully-crafted public image, calling her a ‘whore’ and shaming her, and then using his high-priced Hollywood lawyers and ‘fixers’ to intimidate and threaten her in an effort to silence her”.
In response, Carrey’s lawyer Martin D. Singer, tells the magazine: “It is understandable that a mother who has lost a daughter will look for someone to blame.
“But in directing her grief and rage at Jim Carrey and joining this ridiculous lawyer’s attempt to capitalise on Cathriona’s suicide, Mrs Sweetman is heading down the same dark path as Cathriona’s green-card ‘husband,’ Mark Burton.”
Mark Burton, who was legally still married to Cathriona when she died in September 2015, lodged his own lawsuit last month.
In it, he claimed Carrey supplied Cathriona with the prescription drugs she took to kill herself.
Carrey strenuously denies these allegations and previously vowed to fight them in court, stating: “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 honour against the evil in this world.
“I will not tolerate this heartless attempt to exploit me or the woman I loved.”