Cathriona White and Jim Carrey
Los Angeles: Jim Carrey has slammed the "defamatory" statements made against him by Cathriona White's husband Mark Burton. Burton is suing the 54-year-old star for the wrongful death of the make-up artist, who took her own life in September 2015 - after he claimed Carrey gave White three sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) and ended their relationship when she confronted him about it, reproted People magazine.
Jim Carrey's lawyer Marty Singer has said, "Mr. Avenatti's statements are defamatory. He is trying to deflect from the fact that his client has no right to sue by sending to the media carefully edited texts with significant redactions." Singer previously insisted the STD claims are "bogus" and insisted his client won't be handing over any money.
"The claim that Mr. Carrey gave Cathriona White an STD is categorically disputed. This is a desperate, bogus claim made by the 'husband' of the sham marriage. My client will not pay money to end this opportunist's transparent shakedown lawsuit, and this malicious case will be dismissed," he said.