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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Wider White family 'not involved' in Carrey lawsuit

Jim Carrey helps carry the coffin of Cathriona White Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Jim Carrey helps carry the coffin of Cathriona White Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Cathriona White

The wider family of the late Cathriona White have said they are not involved in any legal action against her former boyfriend, actor Jim Carrey.

Ms White's mother, Brigid Sweetman, is suing Carrey over her daughter's "wrongful death".

However, a statement issued by the wider White family said they have no involvement in this or any other legal action.

"The White family would like to clarify the public record in relation to recent reporting concerning their beloved, Cathriona White. Contrary to recent reports, no member of the White family is involved in any legal action with any party in relation to the untimely passing of Cathriona.

"The White family remember their beautiful Cathriona as a wonderful, caring and compassionate person.

Intrusion

"The continuous media intrusion and speculation only continues to cause hurt and upset to the family.

"The family request that Cathriona is allowed to rest in peace with the dignity that she deserves."

Make-up artist Cathriona, originally from Cappawhite in Co Tipperary, took her own life in September last year.

She had been in a relationship with Carrey but they split in the months before her death.

The actor flew to Ireland and helped carry her coffin at her funeral in Cappawhite and was embraced by the White family.

A year later, Cathriona's estranged husband Mark Burton filed a lawsuit against Carrey, saying he was responsible for her death.

Carrey is being sued by Cathriona's mother and Mr Burton, who allege he provided her with prescription drugs involved in her suicide.

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