Carrey served as a pallbearer at her funeral. In response to the lawsuit against him, he said, “I will not tolerate this heartless attempt to exploit me or the woman I loved. Cat’s troubles were born long before I met her and sadly her tragic end was beyond anyone’s control. I really hope that some day soon people will stop trying to profit from this and let her rest in peace.” He also stated, “It would be easy for me to get in a back room with this man’s lawyer and make this go away, but there are some moments in life when you have to stand up and defend your honor against the evil in this world.”
*Carrey had initially paid White off not to go public with the herpes claim in 2013, which he later called a “mistake” and claimed Burton had “pressured” White into making the accusation in the first place.