The legal battle between Jim Carrey and the family of his deceased ex-girlfriend Cathriona White got nastier on Friday, with Carrey’s legal team filing papers asserting that White forged her STD tests in order to extort him in 2013 — and now those same doctored documents are being used by his family to sue him.
Carrey is being sued by White’s estranged husband Mark Burton, who claims that White killed herself in 2015 after becoming distraught because Carrey infected her with herpes without informing her that he had the disease.
However, Friday’s filing alleges that White doctored her friend’s records to appear that White was disease-free before she began seeing Carrey as part of a 2013 extortion campaign, resulting in Carrey forking over “a significant amount of money and property.”
According to the filing, those papers are now being used in Burton’s lawsuit.
“White asked for and obtained a copy of her friend’s Planned Parenthood records. White’s intent in obtaining these records was clear — she cooked the records, creating forgeries with altered information, phony tests and fictitious dates,” the new filing reads. “Today, those same fake, forged and phony documents are the centerpiece of this second attempt at extortion.”
The filing alleges that a 2011 test result purportedly belonging to White and showing that she was STD-free “indicates clearly that the lab test results were for a third party individual and not for Ms. White.”
The court papers contend that White asked a friend for her records from a 2013 from “a routine HIV and STI screening” in which she was “tested for syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea. The results were all negative.”
“White, using a legitimate and official copy of her friend’s Planned Parenthood records, forged test results to ‘prove’ the lie that she had tested negative for sexually transmitted diseases just prior to her relationship with Carrey and to support her attempt to extort millions of dollars from her famous ex-boyfriend.”
“Complete bulls—,” an attorney for White’s family told TheWrap when asked for comment on the new filing.