Jim Carrey has dropped a motion demanding that Brigid Sweetman, mother of his late girlfriend Cathriona White, pay him $372,000 should she lose her wrongful death lawsuit against the comedian.
Carrey also withdrew a similar motion filed against White’s estranged husband, Mark Burton, who filed a separate wrongful death lawsuit. Both motions were filed by Carrey’s attorney on June 23.
“Defendant withdraws these motions with prejudice in light of the Plaintiff’s stated claims of indignency and illness,” says the motion, obtained by TheWrap.
“Counsel for Plaintiffs and Defendant have tentatively agreed to meet and confer over discovery and mediation in person on June 28,” the motion continues.
Sweetman is suing the actor and comedian for wrongful death related to White’s 2015 suicide, her lawsuit alleging that Carrey contributed to her death by providing her with drugs and transmitting multiple STDs to her without telling her he was infected.
“Jim Carrey should be ashamed of what he did to my daughter. And he should be ashamed for how he has used his Hollywood attorneys to badmouth Cat’s husband Mark with the hope that nobody will hold him responsible for what he did,” Sweetman said in a statement after filing the lawsuit in October.
The complaint goes on to claim that Carrey tested positive for multiple STDs in 2013, using the name Jose Gomez for the tests.
Burton has made similar allegations in his separate wrongful death lawsuit.
Carrey has denied the claims in both wrongful death suits. In response to Sweetman’s suit, Carrey’s attorney, Marty Singer, claimed that she had “a contentious relationship” with White, and that the two had been “estranged for years.”