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Jim Carrey's lawyer responds to 'bogus, desperate' accusations that actor gave late girlfriend STDs

Jim Carrey's lawyer responds to 'bogus, desperate' accusations that actor gave late girlfriend STDs

The husband of Jim Carrey’s late on-off girlfriend, Cathriona White, is accusing the actor of giving her sexually transmitted diseases that were “a significant cause” behind her suicide a year ago at age 30.

Carrey’s attorney, Martin D. Singer, however, called the allegation — made Thursday in an amendment to a wrongful death lawsuit filed by White’s husband, Mark Burton — a “bogus, desperate claim” that was part of a “transparent shakedown.”

The suit accuses Carrey of giving White gonorrhea and oral and genital herpes. The suit includes text messages between White and Carrey in...

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