Brigid Sweetman, mother of Cathriona White, is suing Jim Carrey. She accused Carrey of infecting her daughter with three sexually transmitted diseases, leaving her after she confronted him and providing her the drugs she used to take her own life.
“Jim Carrey should be ashamed of what he did to my daughter. As a family, we want the world to know the truth about who Jim Carrey really is – a man that will give your daughter three STD’s, lie about it, call her terrible names and demean her, use his high priced lawyers to try and shut her and her family up, and then give her illegal drugs.” – said Sweetman in a statement.
In the lawsuit, Sweetman claims the actor gave her daughter chlamydia and two strains of herpes. White, which committed suicide last September, allegedly learned of her diagnosis early 2013. When she confronted Carrey about it he lied to her and brushed it off as an “abrasion”. According to the suit, Carrey told White that she had “become too much drama” and broke things off with her. The suit also claims that Carrey called her a “whore” and threatened her with “fixers” that would silence her.
“The lies from Jim Carrey and his handlers need to stop. Instead of attacking a grieving family in an effort to avoid responsibility, why don’t they just try telling the truth about how Carrey gave Cat the STDs and then gave her the illegal drugs?” – said Sweetman’s attorney, Michael Avenatti in a statement.
“ 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 capitalize on Cathriona’s suicide, Mrs. Sweetman is heading down the same dark path as Cathriona’s green-card ‘husband,’ Mark Burton” – said Jim Carrey’s lawyer, Martin Singer.
Court papers reveal Carrey is being sued for wrongful death and violation of the drug dealer liability act.