Jim Carrey challenges mother of late girlfriend over 'wrongful' death lawsuit

| Updated: Dec 22, 2016 18:33 IST

London [UK], Dec. 22 (ANI): Jim Carrey, who has been battling in court regarding the controversial death of his girlfriend Cathriona White, recently launched a verbal attack on her mother for making "irrelevant and false" allegations against him. The 58-year-old actor claims accusations that he gave his Irish ex STDs is "irrelevant" to the case, and demanded that the judge strike such mentions of him suffering from such diseases from the case, as well as all mention of passing them on to White, reports the Mirror. In a lengthy declaration filed in court, Carrey attacked White's mother Brigid Sweetman and White's estranged husband Mark Burton, who accused the actor of supplying her with the painkillers she used to end her life. Professing that he "truly cared" for White but like all couples they had their "ups and downs", Carrey said that he paid for White's housing and provided her with a stipend, but turned down her request for marriage so she could avoid deportation back to Ireland. In order to obtain a green card, White married Burton, even though she and Carrey were still dating. "To my surprise, I later learned that in January 2013 Cat married a man in Las Vegas for her green card, while at the same time maintaining her actual relationship with me," Carrey writes in the declaration. "Despite the rocky ending of our first relationship, Cat and I decided to put our breakup behind us and start seeing each other again. What followed was a new relationship, with ten wonderful, loving months together of the most beautiful relationship ever," he wrote. In legal documents filed on December 19, the 'Bruce Almighty' actor has also raised the fact that in two of her suicide notes, the 30-year-old make-up artist spoke about him lovingly, while no mention is made of her mother. Carrey has been fighting back against two lawsuits filed against him by Sweetman in October which accused him of complicity in the suicide of his ex-girlfriend, who died of an overdose in September 2015.(ANI)