The estranged husband of Jim Carrey’s late girlfriend has released explicit text messages allegedly sent to her by the actor, referencing his private parts while discussing their dead relatives.
Mark Burton, who is suing the comedian over Cathriona White's suicide in September 2015, has released a copy of the texts from December 2012 to the New York Post, with his lawyer Michael Avenatti calling them “recently uncovered evidence”.
The text exchange, allegedly between Jim, 54, and Cathriona, shows an image of a candle, and a text from Jim commenting on her family tradition of burning candles in the honour of dead relatives.
The following text then reads: “Have you seen my c--k today?”
“Jim Carrey’s public persona is a fraud,” Cathriona’s ex husband Mark Burton blasts in a statement.
“In reality he is a guy who texts about his c--k in the same breath as deceased loved ones at Christmas.
The actor then allegedly questions Catriona over her birth control, asking, “You haven’t let your pill laps [sic] at all since we were apart have you sweety?”
“Sorry I just have a concern because it was a little carefree tonight. You can get a morning after pill if there’s any question.”
Mark is currently suing Jim, claiming that the comedian supplied his estranged wife with a mixture of pills that resulted in her fatal overdose in September 2015. She was 30.
He is further claiming that Jim bought the drugs under an alias and tried to cover up his role in her suicide.
Jim Carrey recently slammed the "shameful greed" of Cathriona's ex in a statement, after he initially shared text messages and a letter in his lawsuit paperwork.
The texts reportedly showed Jim gave Cathriona three sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) and ended their relationship when she confronted him about it.
Jim said in a statement: "Is this the way a 'husband' honours the memory of his 'wife? The real disease here is greed, shameful greed!"
The Ace Ventura: Pet Detective star's lawyer, Marty Singer, has insisted the STD claims are "bogus" and insisted his famous client won't be handing over any money.
He said in a statement: "The claim that Mr. Carrey gave Cathriona White an STD is categorically disputed.
"This is a desperate, bogus claim made by the 'husband' of the sham marriage. My client will not pay money to end this opportunist's transparent shakedown lawsuit, and this malicious case will be dismissed.
"Mr. Carrey has suffered a great deal in the last year with the suicide of the woman he dearly loved, and it is outrageous that he should be subjected to this predatory lawsuit."
The messages, from 2013, were included in an amendment to Mark's lawsuit earlier this week to include the allegation Cathriona was suicidal because of the STDs she believed to have contracted from Jim.
The lawsuit also claims Jim used his "immense wealth and celebrity status to illegally obtain and distribute highly addictive" drugs under a false name of Arthur King and supplied them to Cathriona.
But Mr Singer insisted the actor's then-girlfriend "stole" the medication from his client.
He said in a statement: "Jim never supplied his prescription medications to Ms White. Ms White stole his prescription medications from him.
"Significantly, my client's prescriptions were legally obtained medications that were prescribed to him by his doctor in accordance with routine practices that are used all the time, and which are regularly used by SAG members and others with the knowledge of their doctors and insurers, to protect the privacy of well-known individuals."
But his lawyer has slammed the lawsuit as an "abhorrent money-grab scheme", insisting Burton is attempting to "cash in" on Cathriona's death.
He added: "It is despicable that Burton, who claims to have been Ms White's husband but never lived with her and did not even reside in the same state she did, now comes forward trying to cash in on her death.
"We are confident that the court will see through this abhorrent money-grab scheme."
Meanwhile, Cathriona's family held a service overnight for their daughter who died this time last year.
"They are very wary of any publicity and especially with this new lawsuit from her husband coming at the same time as her anniversary," a source told People magazine. "It is very painful for them."