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Jim Carrey asserts extortion over ex-girlfriend's death lawsuit

Published by - ANI | Updated: Sep 30, 2017 23:04 IST

Washington D.C. [USA]: Jim Carrey is fighting back against the claims made by the family of his deceased ex-girlfriend Cathriona White that hold him responsible for her suicide.

The 55-year-old introduced his ex-girlfriend to "cocaine, prostitutes, mental abuse and disease," according to a recently unearthed letter allegedly written by White before her suicide in 2015.

In the note, allegedly written on her iPad on April 8, 2013, White wrote, "This is what I want, you gave me hsv and hpv, I want you to apologize for it because you care enough to."

#JimCarrey files a cross-complaint against ex girlfriend! The 55-year-old actor has been sued for wrongful death of his ex girlfriend #CathrionaWhite by her estranged husband, Mark Burton, and her mother, Brigid Sweetman. A newly unearthed note, which apparently White wrote two years before taking her own life, blames the actor for introducing her to “cocaine, prostitutes, mental abuse and disease.” . Today on September 30, the Dumb & Dumber actor has filed a cross-complaint, alleging that White tried to extort money out of him by falsely claiming he gave her STDs. 👈 Swipe left to read Carrey’s statement which he shared on his Twitter account. Carrey’s lawyer Raymond Boucher has written a complaint which states that White’s “bumps" were actually the result of a bad wax job, and that she already had herpes before the pair began dating in September 2012. The lawsuit also reportedly alleges that White’s estranged husband and her mother "encouraged, pressured, and pushed Cat to get millions of dollars from Jim and to take him for all that she could." Adding: "For her part, Cat was angry and upset by the breakup, and wanted to hurt Jim as badly as she could." . In a response, Burton, Marchino and Sweetman’s attorney Michael Avenatti told PEOPLE in a statement, “Jim Carrey is so desperate to avoid the public knowing the truth about his own outrageous conduct, that he has now resorted to outlandish accusations against innocent people. As his interview from a few weeks ago shows, the guy is incoherent and unhinged. He needs help.”

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Shocking: Jim Carrey's Girlfriend Cathriona White commits suicide!

Furthermore, White allegedly claimed, "I met you, you introduced me to cocaine, prostitutes, mental abuse and disease."

In an explosive cross-complaint filed Friday, Carrey's attorney, Raymond Boucher, claims the lawsuit is nothing more than an attempt to exploit the public vulnerability of a famous actor.

The court in May overruled Carrey's demurrer to the complaint, setting the stage for an April 2018 trial, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Carrey revealed as part of it that he gave White money in 2013 to stop her going to the press with her claim that he'd given her STDs.

He claims White took her own life out of guilt for previously extorting him and because she'd received a 'cruel' birthday message from her mom.

He even tweeted his 'statement on the matter.'

First Published : Sep 30, 2017 23:03 IST