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Friends Fear Jim Carrey Becoming Suicidal Amid Wrongful Death Lawsuit

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Oct. 20 2016, Updated 10:00 a.m. ET

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After Jim Carrey was slapped with a second lawsuit over his girlfriend Cathriona White's suicide last year, his closest friends fear the actor will kill himself!

As Radar readers know, Carrey has been accused of giving White sexually transmitted diseases, and hiring private investigators to hound her family.

"Jim has already been on the brink of despair over Cat's death, and this suit could push him over it," a source told Radar exclusively.

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White's mother, Brigid Sweetman, sued the actor, 58, shortly after Cathriona's estranged husband, Mark Burton, filed a similar suit. Burton claimed Carrey passed herpes type 1 and 2 and gonorrhea onto White, alleging that the actor tested positive for STDs in January 2013, under the name "Jose Lopez."

In a text message exchange between White and Carrey, the former couple graphically discussed Cathriona's emerging STD symptoms.

"Have a couple of bumps down there again, felt them this morning so I want to get it checked out," she wrote at the time.

Soon after, the Carrey dumped the Irish makeup artist, saying, "This has been way too much for me to handle. I have been suffering with constant and dangerous levels of stress and I do have to let go. . . I've come to the end."

Now, Cathriona's mom has vowed to drop her suit against Carrey if he submits to an STD test— and the results are negative.

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According to Sweetman, the "abuse" Cathriona suffered in her relationship with Carrey led to her tragic suicide in September 2015.

"Jim Carrey should be ashamed of what he did to my daughter and should be ashamed for how he has used his attorneys to bad-mouth Cat's husband Mark," said Sweetman in a statement.

Cathriona,30 at the time of her death, was found with pill bottles, prescribed to Carrey under the name "Arthur King," near her body.

According to Cathriona's family, Carrey was so upset by Sweetman's lawsuit that his legal team "hired private detectives to dig up dirt on his ex-girlfriend's family."

An attorney for Carrey blasted back shortly after, however, calling the suit an "attempt to capitalize on Cathriona's suicide."

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