"Cat and Marchino knew the claim was false and knew the mere allegation would impact Jim and his career," Carrey's attorney, Raymond Boucher, asserts in the filing. "Rather than engage in a protracted and expensive public battle, Jim, as many in his position do, succumbed to the demands and privately resolved the issue with Cat and her lawyer."
"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," Carrey says in a statement to ET. "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. Nor am I responsible for what these desperate characters have inadvertently unearthed about the woman I adored."
"I was clearly blinded by my affection," Carrey continues. "Regardless, I will hold a place of empathy, and forgiveness for Cat and continue to focus on the many blessings in this life.”
White, 30, was found dead in her home on Sept. 28, 2015, following a drug overdose. A toxicology report found four prescription drugs in her system: a mix of painkillers, beta blockers and a sleep aid. Her death was officially ruled a suicide by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office in July 2016.