JIM’S UGLY COURT BAT­TLE Jim Car­rey’s

32 IN TOUCH OC­TO­BER 17, 2016 rocky re­la­tion­ship with his late girl­friend is be­ing used against him in a law­suit over her death

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“The text mes­sages and cor­re­spon­dence be­tween him and Cathri­ona com­ing out now has just to­tally blown up his world,” says a source of the pair (seen to­gether just four months be­fore her 2015 sui­cide).

His in­sen­si­tiv­ity is shock­ing. In the mid­dle of a 2012 text ex­change about their de­ceased par­ents, Jim Car­rey bluntly asks his then-girl­friend, Cathri­ona White, “Have you thought about my c--- to­day?” In other dis­turb­ing ex­changes, Jim urges her to get the morn­ing-af­ter pill, dis­misses her sex­u­ally trans­mit­ted dis­ease fears, pres­sures her to sign a le­gal agree­ment and, fi­nally, brands her “overly dra­matic and un­grate­ful.” The trou­bled re­la­tion­ship ended in Septem­ber 2015, when Cathri­ona killed her­self at age 30.

Her es­tranged hus­band blames Jim for her death. De­spite the ac­tor’s lik­able per­sona as the star of such com­edy hits as Dumb and Dumber and The Mask, Mark Bur­ton con­tends the real Jim Car­rey is a dark and cruel per­son. “There is a moun­tain of in­for­ma­tion that shows how Car­rey treated Cat like garbage,” Mark ex­clu­sively tells In Touch, “and it will all come out.” But Mark has a mo­tive for trash­ing Jim: money. Mark is su­ing Jim for wrong­ful death, and in a Sept. 19 fil­ing alleges that the co­me­dian il­le­gally ob­tained pre­scrip­tion drugs un­der a false name, then gave them to his emo­tion­ally frag­ile on/off girl­friend — who killed her­self by over­dos­ing on a mix of some of his pills, in­clud­ing Am­bien and painkillers — de­spite know­ing she’d suf­fered from de­pres­sion and had pre­vi­ously at­tempted sui­cide. Court pa­pers also al­lege the star, 54, gave the Ire­land na­tive and makeup artist gon­or­rhea and two forms of her­pes. Jim’s lawyer, Hol­ly­wood pow­er­house Marty Singer, says, “The law­suit against Jim Car­rey is an out­landish shake­down.” He also says that Cathri­ona stole Jim’s pre­scrip­tions, which he ob­tained legally un­der an alias to pro­tect his pri­vacy and that Cathri­ona’s mar­riage to Mark was a “sham” to keep her in the coun­try. The ac­tor is out­raged and has ac­cused Mark of “shame­ful greed.” Still, the or­deal is tak­ing its toll on Jim. “He’s still griev­ing her death and this law­suit is just mak­ing mat­ters worse,” says an in­sider.

Mark tells In Touch his mo­ti­va­tion isn’t money. “I want the truth to come out. It is im­por­tant that peo­ple be­gin to see Jim Car­rey for what he is: a user of women who couldn’t care less about the way women are treated and dis­cards them af­ter he is done with them,” says the Ore­gon man, who also shared an emo­tional let­ter Cathri­ona wrote to Jim in which she re­veals that af­ter her STD di­ag­no­sis, she felt “dis­re­spected, de­graded, called a whore, Jim and Cathri­ona were clearly to­gether in this 2013 Valen­tine’s Day photo while she had mar­ried Mark Bur­ton just one month ear­lier, a mar­riage Jim’s peo­ple call a “sham.”

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