Los Angeles: Jim Carrey’s deceased ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, was suicidal because she had sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) she believed she contracted from the Hollywood star, according to a lawsuit filed by the makeup artist’s estranged husband.
Mark Burton amended the wrongful death suit which he filed against Carrey. In the new documents he said Cathriona had a text conversation with Carrey in February 2013 where she told him she thought she had contracted an STD, reported TMZ.
In the documents, Burton said Cathriona got tested and discovered she had Herpes Type I, Herpes Type 2 and Gonorrhea.
He said Carrey, 54, tried to pressure her to keep quiet about it, which she did.
Burton added that before Cathriona committed suicide in September 2015, she wrote a letter to Carrey, saying the STDs would make it impossible for her to find someone new after their breakup.
She also referred to herself as “damaged goods.”
Burton’s lawsuit also included text messages which he said Carrey and Cathriona exchanged in 2013, including the ones referencing the STDs.
Carrey hasn’t commented on the news, but he said earlier this week that Burton’s lawsuit was just a “heartless attempt to exploit me or the woman I loved.