In September of 2015, Jim Carrey's former girlfriend Cathriona White committed suicide at the age of 28.
Now, nearly one later, the beloved actor may be facing legal consequences as a result of his alleged involvement in her death.
According to TMZ, Carrey is being sued by White's widower, Mark Burton (she and Burton were estranged throughout her relationship with Carrey as well as at the time of her death).
In legal documents, Burton makes the claim that the drugs White used to kill herself were supplied by Carrey.
White took her own life with a combination of three prescription drugs:
1. Ambien, a sleep aid;
2. Propranolol, a beta blocker commonly used to treat high blood pressure;
3. Percocet, a potent painkiller.
All three of the medications were prescribed to Arthur King, an alias frequently used by Carrey.
Burton's suit claims that Carrey provided White with the drugs just a few days before her death.
According to legal docs obtained by TMZ, the suit goes so far as to accuse Carrey of covering his tracks in the aftermath of her passing.
By text messaging White to ask if she knew the whereabouts of the pills that he had "misplaced," Burton says he knew exactly what he was doing.
In a deposition, Burton reportedly described Carrey's behavior in the weeks following White's death as a "charade."
He claims that Carrey never followed through on his promise to pay for White's funeral expenses and that the actor's PR team coordinated a campaign to protect his reputation.
Reads one document:
"Indeed, Carrey and his handlers made considerable efforts to publicize his supposed generosity as it related to the death of White."
"They did so … in an effort to paint Carrey as a 'grieving good guy,' as opposed to the individual who had illegally obtained and provided the drugs that killed White."
Burton is suing for unspecified damages, and if his allegations prove to be legitimate, Carrey could have bigger problems than a civil suit.
It's illegal to obtain a prescription under a false name in the state of California.
Carrey has yet to speak out on the allegations against him.
Insiders say he has maintained from the start that White took the drugs from his home without his knowledge.
We'll have further updates on this story as more information becomes available.