Jim Carrey was sued Monday by the husband of his former girlfriend, who alleges the actor gave the woman prescription drugs that she used to commit suicide last fall.
Mark Burton’s Los Angeles Superior Court complaint alleges wrongful death and violation of the Drug Dealer Liability Act.
Burton, who seeks unspecified damages, was married to Cathriona White, but they were estranged at the time of the 30-year-old woman’s death.
A representative for Carrey, 54, could not be immediately reached.
The lawsuit alleges the painkillers Ambien, Propranolol and Percocet were contained in prescription bottles that were found near White’s body, all of which were acquired by Carrey while using the phony name Arthur King. She was found dead in a Sherman Oaks home last Sept. 28.
Carrey used surveillance cameras at the home to keep track of White, the suit states. But although Carrey’s assistant knew that the footage showed the woman last entered the home on Sept. 24, and had not left for more than a day, neither Carrey nor the assistant called police, according to the plaintiff.
After White’s death, Carrey engaged in a “charade” by offering to pay her funeral expenses so as to portray himself as a “grieving good guy” as opposed to “the individual who had illegally obtained and provided the drugs that killed White,” according to the complaint.
In reality, Carrey “never paid a dime of funeral expenses,” the suit alleges.