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Will not tolerate heartless attempt to exploit the woman I loved: Jim Carrey

Updated: Sep 20, 2016 14:44 IST

London [UK], Sept. 20 (ANI): Jim Carrey recently released an emotional statement while defending his role in the death of former girlfriend, Cathriona White.

The 54-year-old Canadian-American actor has fired back with a powerful statement after being accused by her estranged husband, Mark Burton, of facilitating his ex-girlfriend's death, reports the Mirror.

On the same note, Burton has filed a lawsuit against Carrey.

The 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' actor, in his statement, said, "I will not tolerate this heartless attempt to exploit me or the woman I loved."

"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," the actor added.

In September 2015, the young girlfriend had died from an overdose on Ambien, Propranolol and Percocet.

Later the same year, the husband allegedly claimed that Carrey had provided the pills that killed her.

"Cat's troubles were born long before I met her and sadly her tragic end was beyond anyone's control. I really hope someday soon people will stop trying to profit from this and let her rest in peace," the 'The Mask' actor said in his defense. (ANI)