Jim Carrey Legal Docs: Ex Had STDs Before We Met
He'll be deposed in wrongful death lawsuit Oct. 27
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2017 4:02 PM CDT
Actor Jim Carrey, carries the coffin of his ex-girlfriend Cathriona White as they walk to Our Lady of Fatima Church, in her home village of Cappawhite, Co Tipperary, Ireland, ahead of her funeral, Saturday...   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Jim Carrey will answer questions about former girlfriend Cathriona White’s 2015 death by suicide under oath when he's deposed in a wrongful death lawsuit next week, People reports. White's mother (who, Carrey's lawyer tells Page Six, "didn't know" her daughter for 14 years) and estranged husband filed the lawsuit against Carrey, and in a statement, their lawyer says the actor will be forced to answer questions including "why he provided illegal drugs to Ms. White, why he gave Ms. White multiple STDs and then lied about it, and why he has engaged in a public charade of innocence crafted by his handlers." The suit alleges Carrey, using a fake name, obtained the prescription drugs White ultimately used to kill herself and gave them to her knowing she had a history of depression and suicide attempts.

Carrey has repeatedly denied the accusations, and his lawyer says "there’s nothing in his deposition that is going to change the truth." The lawsuit also accuses Carrey of giving White three STDs, and claims that's why she committed suicide. In new legal documents filed as part of the case, Carrey claims White already had herpes before they met, but altered a friend's clean medical records to make it look like she didn't have the disease. She then, Carrey's documents claim, tried to extort him by showing him the "clean" records and later records, from after they started sleeping together, showing she had contracted herpes, TMZ reports. The documents say Carrey can prove his claim thanks to text messages White sent the friend asking for the medical records. TMZ earlier reported that Carrey also claims White tried to use vaginal bumps from a bad wax job as evidence of herpes in her extortion attempt.

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