Jim Carrey Says STD Allegations Made by Cathriona White's Estranged Husband Are Based on 'Shameful Greed'

by Elisa Osegueda 1:45 PM PDT, September 23, 2016
Playing Jim Carrey Says STD Allegations Made by Cathriona White's Estranged Husband Are Based on 'Shameful Greed'

Jim Carrey isn't holding back.

The 54-year-old actor issued a statement to ET on Friday regarding the latest allegations made by the estranged husband of his late girlfriend, Cathriona White.

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"Is this the way a 'husband' honors the memory of his 'wife?'" Carrey said in response to Mark Burton's amended lawsuit complaint filed this week, which alleges that Carrey "knowingly gave White STDs, lied about the fact he’d given her the diseases and then 'dumped' her after she confronted him."

"The real disease here is greed, shameful greed!" Carrey added.

On Thursday, Carrey's lawyer, Martin Singer, issued a statement addressing the new allegations.

"The claim that Mr. Carrey gave Cathriona White an STD is categorically disputed," the statement read. "This is a desperate, bogus claim made by the 'husband' of the sham marriage. My client will not pay money to end this opportunist’s transparent shakedown lawsuit, and this malicious case will be dismissed."

"Mr. Carrey has suffered a great deal in the last year with the suicide of the woman he dearly loved, and it is outrageous that he should be subjected to this predatory lawsuit," Singer's statement concluded.

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The amended complaint is part of a wrongful death lawsuit, in which Burton alleges that Carrey obtained drugs illegally under the false name of "Arthur King" and provided them to White, who was found dead in her home at age 30 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 of this year.

Carrey spoke out on the wrongful death lawsuit earlier in the week, saying, "I will not tolerate this heartless attempt to exploit me or the woman I loved. Cat's troubles were born long before I met her and sadly her tragic end was beyond anyone's control. I really hope that someday soon people will stop trying to profit from this and let her rest in peace."