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Jim Carrey sued by ex-girlfriend's mother: 'He should be ashamed'

By Sarah Mulé
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Jim Carrey sued by ex-girlfriend's mother: 'He should be ashamed'
Jim Carrey arrives at the backstage entrance before the final taping of the "Late Show," with David Letterman at The Ed Sullivan Theater in New York City on May 20, 2015. Carrey is facing a second wrongful death lawsuit following his ex-girlfriend's suicide last year. File Photo by Dennis Van Tine/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Jim Carrey is facing another wrongful death lawsuit after his ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, took her own life last September. White's mother said Carrey "should be ashamed."

"Jim Carrey should be ashamed of what he did to my daughter," Brigid Sweetman, White's mother, said in a statement. "And he should be ashamed for how he used his Hollywood attorneys to badmouth Cat's husband Mark with the hope that nobody will hold him responsible for what he did."

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Sweetman alleges Carrey illegally supplied the drugs that caused White's fatal overdose.

Carrey's lawyer, Martin Singer, said Sweetman is distraught and looking for someone to take the fall.

"It's understandable that a mother who has lost her daughter will look for someone to blame," Singer said. "But in directing her grief and rage at Jim Carrey... Ms. Sweetman is heading down the same dark path as Cathriona's green-card 'husband' Mark Burton."

Burton also filed a wrongful death suit against Carrey last month which Carrey said was "a heartless attempt to exploit" him.

"I really hope that some day soon people will stop trying to profit from this and let her rest in peace," Carrey said.

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