Hollywood star Jim Carrey is the subject of yet more allegations over his former lover’s tragic death.
Make-up artist Cathriona White, whom Carrey dated on and off after the pair met in 2012, was found dead in her Los Angeles home in 2015, having apparently taken an overdose of prescription drugs.
As we reported last month, the Dumb And Dumber actor will stand trial for ‘wrongful death’ after White’s estranged husband and mother brought a lawsuit against him, claiming he’d used his “wealth, influence and celebrity status” to provide her with the drugs.
And now the lawsuit has been amended to include fresh accusations about the star, one being that he failed to honour a financial promise he allegedly made about the funeral.
Mark Burton, who married White in 2013, and Brigid Sweetman insist that Carrey, 55, had offered to stump up cash for the service, but “reneged on his offer”.
The lawsuit states that the actor “never paid a dime of funeral expenses”.
He is also accused of trying to play the “grieving good guy” as he helped carry White’s coffin.
Carrey – who himself has previously taken prescription drugs for depression – has already stated that he plans to fight tooth and nail to clear his name.
After Burton and Sweetman originally filed separate lawsuits against the A-lister last year, the Canadian actor issued a statement saying: “I will not tolerate this heartless attempt to exploit me or the woman I loved.
“Cat’s troubles were born long before I met her, and sadly her tragic end was beyond anyone’s control.
“I really hope that some day soon people will stop trying to profit from this and let her rest in peace.”
Carrey has also claimed that Burton and White’s marriage was a sham, stating that “it was for a green card”.
Referring to the lawsuit, the star’s lawyer Raymond Boucher told Entertainment Tonight, “The truth has been known for some time. A troubled woman took her life and Jim Carrey had nothing to do with it.
“He’s looking forward to his deposition being taken because the truth ultimately will prevail, and there’s nothing in his deposition that is going to change the truth.”
The trial is expected to take place in April next year.