Hope you’re having a good weekend. Jim Carrey’s probably not. Ace Ventura, Pet Detective should have maybe been called Ace Ventura, Incredibly Bad Influence according to a letter allegedly written by the actor’s ex-girlfriend Cathriona “Cat” White. Carrey is currently being sued for wrongful death by Cat’s estranged husband Mark Burton and her mother Brigid Sweetman. She committed suicide by overdosing on drugs in September of 2015, and they’ve accused him of using a false name to provide her with said drugs. Cat had been Carrey’s on-again-off-again ex since 2012.
People reports that Burton and Sweetman’s legal team is claiming that, “during a forensic examination of Ms. White’s iPad,” they unearthed a letter she had written to Carrey in April of 2013. In it, she accuses him of introducing her to “cocaine, prostitutes, mental abuse and disease.” No wonder why Jenny McCarthy ran screaming to a New Kid on the Block.
In the letter, she accuses him of giving her STDs and basically says she wants an apology for that as well as wanting him to know that he “broke me down as a person.” She also explained how much her life changed after Jim allegedly got her involved with the seamy side of Hollywood. via attorney Michael Avenatti and People:
Cat’s husband and mom are claiming that Jim used the name “Arthur King” to procure the drugs for his ex.
Jim filed a counter-suit against Cat’s lawyer Filippo Marchino (and his firm), Burton, Sweetman, and their legal teams claiming that the lawsuit is just the latest in a series of extortion attempts by them. Sweetman’s attorney Michael Avenatti says that he can’t wait to go to trial.
Avenatti claimed in a statement that the “note, written in Cat’s own words, shows the world how Jim Carrey treated her while she was alive and the depths of his destructive behavior. We look forward to trying our case to a Los Angeles jury.”
Michael Avenatti also claims that Jim is “incoherent and unhinged” and “needs help.” Well, I did read the reviews for Dumb and Dumber To so yeah, maybe.
Jim and his legal eagle have both released statements that claim Cat and her attorney made all her accusations up and now her family is doing the same. They also say that this suit is just the second extortion attempt that’s been made on him. Jim claims the first one was successful.
In a statement, Carrey said, “Unfortunately, I made the mistake three years ago of giving in and settling false claims made against me by Mr. Marchino, on behalf of Cat, as mounting a public defense is a very costly and painful process.
So, this whole situation is a sad mess. And it’s a long, long way from Fire Marshall Bill.