JIM CAR­REY CO­CAINE SCAN­DAL

In the wake of per­sonal tragedy, Jim Car­rey’s par­ty­ing goes too far

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The evening started out like any other: just a cou­ple of friends hang­ing out. But soon, Jim Car­rey and his pal — a prom­i­nent NYC busi­ness­man — wel­comed one of the guy’s beau­ti­ful 26-year-old fe­male friends to the mix as they par­tied at the man’s Man­hat­tan apart­ment in May. “They were drink­ing,” a source close to the woman ex­clu­sively tells In Touch, “and then they started do­ing co­caine.”

Things quickly got even more wild. “Jim is a re­ally strange per­son,” says the source, ex­plain­ing that the 54-year-old com­edy star made a bizarre propo­si­tion to the party girl. “He asked to do a line of coke off her back,” claims the source. “She said OK, so he did, but now he’s been con­tact­ing her con­stantly at weird hours. She thinks he’s crazy” and won­ders about the ex­tent of his drug us­age.

Jim’s been strug­gling since ex-girl­friend Cathri­ona White killed her­self in Septem­ber, just days af­ter they broke up. Four bot­tles of pre­scrip­tion med­i­ca­tion were found with the 30-year-old makeup artist’s life­less body. The drugs were the sleep aid Am­bien, the nar­cotic painkiller Per­co­cet, the blood-pres­sure and an­tianx­i­ety drug Pro­pra­nolol and the antin­au­sea drug Zofran. Three of those pre­scrip­tions re­port­edly be­longed to Jim. “He’s been spi­ral­ing down­ward and par­ty­ing ever since,” says the source.

And even be­fore the tragedy, Jim had long bat­tled de­pres­sion. “There are peaks, there are val­leys. … It feels like a low level of de­spair you live in,” he said in 2004 when he re­vealed he’d pre­vi­ously spent “a long time” on Prozac. He re­port­edly tried the hal­lu­cino­gen DMT, which has been nick­named “The God Drug,” and in 2014, he told Howard Stern he’s “had an ad­dic­tion to pot from time to time. A com­pul­sion to it.”

Now he seems des­per­ate for com­pan­ion­ship. Af­ter the in­ci­dent in May, Jim has tried to stay in contact with the party girl, who comes from a wealthy fam­ily and was linked to a mar­ried celebrity when she was a teen. “He has her num­ber and I’ve seen the mes­sages be­tween them. He blows up her phone and an­noys her. There are texts like, ‘ What are you do­ing? What are you up to? Where are you? Come over,’” says the source. “He Face­times her when she’s do­ing er­rands and stuff.”

But she’s not in­ter­ested in re­peat­ing their co­caine-fu­eled first meet­ing. “She’s dis­tanced her­self from Jim,” adds the source, “be­cause he’s in such a bad state.” ◼

SAD SPI­RAL Af­ter do­ing coke off a woman’s back in May, Jim calls her when­ever “he’s f---ed up on drugs,” claims a source close to her.

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