Actor Jim Carrey has been sued for allegedly providing his former girlfriend, Cathriona White, with illegal drugs. The lawsuit, which was filed on Monday in LA County Superior Court, claims that those drugs led to her death last fall.
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White committed suicide by drug overdose and her husband, Mark Burton, is suing Carrey for it.
Burton claims that the actor used "his immense wealth and celebrity status to illegally obtain and distribute highly addictive and, in this case deadly, controlled substances" under a pseudonym.
"[T]he coroner determined that the Drugs that caused White's death - Ambien, Propranolol, and Percocet (Oxycodone) - all came from three pill bottles found near her body bearing the name 'Arthur King,'" states the complaint.
Burton further alleges that Carrey knew White had depression and hate attempted suicide previously. He is suing for the violation of the Drug Dealer Liability Act and wrongful death. He is seeking statutory damages, punitive damages, and funeral and burial costs.
Burton's attorney Michael Avenatti on Monday announced the lawsuit via Twitter with a now deleted tweet, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Carey has not yet publicly responded.