Wrongful Death Case Against Jim Carrey Over Former Girlfriend Cathriona White Voluntarily Dismissed
By Desiree Murphy
The wrongful death lawsuit against Jim Carrey over the death of his former girlfriend, Cathriona White, has been voluntarily dismissed, ET can confirm.
In a voluntary dismissal, the plaintiff (in this case, White's estranged husband, Mark Burton, and her mother, Brigid Sweetman) voluntarily withdraws the action or claim it brought before the court on their own accord. Therefore, Carrey is no longer expected to appear in civil court related to White's September 2015 suicide.
According to court records, the dismissal was entered on Jan. 25. ET has reached out to Carrey's rep and the attorneys for Burton and Sweetman for comment.
ET reported back in September 2016 that Burton and Sweetman sued Carrey for wrongful death one year after White died at the age of 30. At the time, they claimed Carrey was responsible for providing the drugs that led to the former makeup artist's death. Carrey filed a cross-complaint against White's attorney, Filippo Marchino, his office, The X Law Group, Burton and Sweetman last September, claiming their lawsuit was nothing more than an extortion attempt -- which Carrey said he has succumbed to in the past. ET has also reached out to Carrey's rep and the attorneys for Burton and Sweetman for comment regarding the cross-complaint.
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.
It was revealed shortly after her death that despite White and Carrey dating on and off for three years, she was actually married to Burton at the time of her death. According to records in Clark County, Nevada, White and Burton married on Jan. 14, 2013 at the Heavenly Bliss Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas.