Los Angeles, (PTI) Jim Carrey has slammed the allegations made by his late girlfriend Cathorina White's estranged husband, saying they are based on 'shameful greed'.
Mark Burton amended the wrongful death suit which he filed against Carrey.
In the new documents, he said Cathriona had a text conversation with Carrey in February 2013 where she told him she thought she had contracted an STD. But the 54-year-old actor tried to pressure her to keep quiet about it, which she did.
However, Carrey has denied the allegations and said Burton is doing it purposely for his own greed.
"Is this the way a 'husband' honors the memory of his 'wife? The real disease here is greed, shameful greed!," Carrey said.
Carrey's lawyer Martin Singer also addressed the new allegations made by Burton.
"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," Singer said.
Burton's lawsuit also included text messages which he said Carrey and Cathriona exchanged in 2013, including the ones
referencing the STDs.