Jim Carrey is fighting back. Hard.
In case you hadn’t heard, the Dumb & Dumber star is being sued by late ex-girlfriend Cathriona White‘s mother, Brigid Sweetman, and widower, Mark Burton.
Now the comedian is getting serious, filing a cross-complaint against everyone involved.
In a rare public statement on the matter on Twitter, Carrey wrote:
In this suit, Carrey is claiming White extorted money out of him in 2013 by framing him for giving her herpes.
In the complaint, written by Carrey’s lawyer Raymond Boucher, the comic says she already had herpes when they met but that she made it seem like it was new after a “wax job” caused “irritation and bumps under her arms and in her vaginal area” — and she took photos as evidence.
Carrey later got back together with White, who he says he believed was just being manipulated by her lawyer and her therapist.
In fact, the complaint accuses those who convinced her to make claims against the comedian in the first place for her death!
“While Cat seemed happy for the most part during the weeks leading up to her death, she was nonetheless burdened by her mother’s birthday message, by the anniversary of her father’s death, and particularly by the weight and guilt of her prior claims against Jim and how deeply that had hurt him. The conduct of Cross-Defendants in assisting and facilitating her prior claims and its direct impediment and impact on her lawyer’s negotiation of the co-habitation agreement was a direct and legal result of her serious mental and emotional distress, causing injury and harm to Ms. White and meaningfully contributed to her taking her own life.”
Carrey is suing everyone for implied indemnity and Fillipo Marchino and The X Law Group, who represented White in 2013, for extortion.
He is asking for total equitable indemnity, apportionment of fault, and comparative contribution — in other words he’s saying the court should find that they’re really the ones to blame.
What do YOU think of this defense??