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Actor Jim Carrey poses for photographers at the premiere of the film 'Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond' at the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy,
Actor Jim Carrey poses for photographers at the premiere of the film 'Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond' at the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy,

JIM Carrey has been cleared of playing a part in his ex-lover's suicide after his lawyer proved she tried to blackmail him with faked STD results.

Irish-born Cathriona White's family claimed the actor, 56, supplied her with drugs following her fatal overdose in 2015 and infected her with three sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs).

But the Golden Globe winning actor's legal team proved that White forged medical records which showed that she had no STDs before she met Carrey, reports The Sun.

A court document shows that White used the test results of her friend, referred to as Jane Doe, to fake her own results.

Jim Carrey and cathriona White in happier times. Picture: Instagram
Jim Carrey and cathriona White in happier times. Picture: Instagram

The wrongful death lawsuits, filed by White's estranged husband Mark Burton, and mother Brigid Sweetman, were dismissed January 25, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The star filed a countersuit last September claiming that the legal action was an attempt to exploit a famous actor.

Carrey claimed that White tried to blackmail him by threatening to feed the press with false allegations that he had infected her with STDs.

Cathriona White had a history of depression. Picture: Instagram
Cathriona White had a history of depression. Picture: Instagram

She also alleged that the actor, known for hit movies such as Dumb and Dumber and The Truman Show, introduced her "to cocaine and prostitutes".

White's family alleged that Carrey supplied her with illegal drugs which she used to overdose.

They also claimed that the alleged STDs contributed to her mental distress.

A court document details how White allegedly used the STD test results of her friend, named Jane Doe here, to fake her own results. Picture: Superior Court of Los Angeles
A court document details how White allegedly used the STD test results of her friend, named Jane Doe here, to fake her own results. Picture: Superior Court of Los Angeles

Last year, Carrey's lawyer Raymond Boucher demanded that the court compel Burton to provide White's STD test results.

The actor's legal team concluded that the 2011 document, showing that White was clear of STDs before she met Carrey, had been forged.

Make-up artist White, from County Tipperary, Ireland, had an on-off relationship with Carrey from 2012 to her death in 2015.

Jim Carrey at the funeral of Cathriona White in ireland in 2015. Picture: Splash News
Jim Carrey at the funeral of Cathriona White in ireland in 2015. Picture: Splash News

The 30-year-old suffered from depression, and had threatened suicide before taking her life in 2015.

She passed away on September 28 at her home in Los Angeles.

Shortly before, she wrote on Twitter: "Signing off Twitter, I hope I have been a light to my nearest and dearest. Peace and love to you all."

Mark Burton, the estranged ex-husband of Cathriona White, sued Jim Carrey for her wrongful death. Picture: Instagram
Mark Burton, the estranged ex-husband of Cathriona White, sued Jim Carrey for her wrongful death. Picture: Instagram

A spokesman for Carrey told The Hollywood Reporter: "Jim is looking forward to moving on with his life now."

A lawyer representing White's family reportedly said: "We have no further comment at this time."

Jim Carrey, with Jeff Daniels, is probably best known for his role in Dumb and Dumber. Picture: Supplied
Jim Carrey, with Jeff Daniels, is probably best known for his role in Dumb and Dumber. Picture: Supplied

This story was originally published in The Sun and is reprinted with permission.

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