Actor Jim Carrey is accused of illegally obtaining drugs for his late girlfriend in a new lawsuit filed by her husband, E! News reports. The suit accuses Carrey of providing prescription drugs to Cathriona White, who committed suicide a year ago.
The suit was filed by White’s husband, Mark Burton, who was separated from White at the time of her death, the story reports. The suit reportedly accuses Carrey of using a “bogus name,” Arthur King, to obtain the drugs.
“Burton, who is suing for wrongful death and violation of the drug dealer liability act, claims Carrey gave her the drugs ‘despite the fact that he knew full well that Ms. White was ill equipped to ingest and manage highly addictive prescription drugs outside the care of a licensed physician; was prone to depression; and had previously attempted to take her own life,’ according to court documents obtained by E! News,” the story reports.
White died Sept. 28, 2015, in the Los Angeles suburb of Sherman Oaks.
The report quotes the filing saying that Carrey “took steps to conceal and obfuscate his involvement and culpability in Ms. White’s untimely and tragic death.”