I do not like this headline one bit. I, like any child who grew up in the ’90s, essentially idolized Jim Carrey growing up. Ace Ventura, Liar Liar, The Mask, the list of Carrey 1990s classics goes on and on. However, as time has gone on, Carrey has sort have faded into the celebrity background. That all changed last September, when the suicide of his girlfriend, Cathriona White, put Carrey back in the limelight.
White, a 30-year-old Irish makeup artist who dated the comedian on and off for three years, was found dead and surrounded by prescription pill bottles in her Los Angeles home on September 28, 2015. A suicide note addressed to Carrey found at the scene seemed to voice regret.
Now, close to a year later, the case has taken an unexpected turn. According to a suit filed by White’s husband, Mike Burton, Carrey provided Cathriona White with the drugs under a fake name and then tried to cover it up. Yeah, pretty serious accusations.
“After obtaining these drugs illegally and under a bogus name (Arthur King), Mr. Carrey proceeded to provide the prescription drugs to his 30-year-old girlfriend, Cathriona White,” the suit reads. “Mr. Carrey did so despite the fact that he knew full well that Ms. White was ill equipped to ingest and manage highly addictive prescription drugs outside the care of a licensed physician.
The suit goes on to allege that Carrey attempted to cover up his involvement in her death. “In an effort to cover-up his conduct and complicity in her death, Carrey sent a bogus text message on September 27, 2015 to White (who was already deceased) pretending as though he had misplaced the drugs and insinuating White may have taken them from Carrey without his knowledge.”
There is an additional, yet separate, detail in all of this that may or may not related. According to Page Six, Carrey had a bizarre outburst at an Emmys afterparty:
Jim Carrey nearly freaked out guests at Showtime’s swanky Emmys party at LA’s Sunset Tower Saturday night.
Network president David Nevins was giving a speech toasting nominees including Claire Danes, Maura Tierney, Jon Voight and William H. Macy, when a bearded man in a leather jacket started “screaming David’s name while standing on a seat cushion and banging the glass door with two fists,” an insider said.
Nevins was quick to call out the mystery man at the Svedka-sponsored bash: “Thanks for that, Jim,” he said.
Yeah, so I think it’s safe to say we’re all definitely hoping this one isn’t true. You’re my boy Jim, don’t let me down. Nay. Don’t let us 90s kids down.