It seemed, though, like the break-up was not the only thing that had sent White into apparent meltdown. She had reportedly attempted suicide before, and her father’s death had also affected her badly. Her own death occurred on the third anniversary of her dad’s passing.
Initially, Carrey and White’s family seemed to find unity in their sorrow, and Carrey was a pallbearer at White’s funeral. But from there, relations deteriorated. The prescription pills White overdosed on were said to be obtained by Carrey using a pseudonym. White’s estranged ex-husband, Mark Burton, got involved and both he and White’s mother, Brigid Sweetman, filed lawsuits later merged together.
Burton’s claim, filed in September 2016, accused Carrey of obtaining prescription drugs for White illegally despite knowing his girlfriend was “prone to depression and had previously attempted to take her own life.” It went on to say that Carrey tried to “conceal and obfuscate his involvement.” Carrey quickly released a statement angrily denying the claims.