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Jim Carrey Says ‘Every Challenge Makes You Stronger’ Amid Wrongful Death Lawsuit From Late Girlfriend’s Mom

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Jim Carrey arrives for the 'Late Show With David Letterman' in 2014.Donna Ward/Getty Images

Jim Carrey posted an inspirational message via Twitter on Thursday, October 20, amid his ongoing legal troubles.

"When you stand solidly with those who bring love and goodwill to the world, every challenge makes you stronger, deeper and more creative," the actor, 54, wrote. He also included a painting of late French mime artist Marcel Marceau.

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Since last month, Carrey has been making headlines related to the death of his late girlfriend, Cathriona White. White's estranged husband, Mark Burton, and mother, Brigid Sweetman, have individually filed wrongful death lawsuits against the I Love You Phillip Morris actor. Sweetman's suit alleges that Carrey provided her daughter with prescription drugs.

Carrey's attorney, Marty Singer, responded to Sweetman's latest allegations on Tuesday. "It is understandable that a mother who has lost a daughter will look for someone to blame," Singer said in a statement to Us Weekly. "But in directing her grief and rage at Jim Carrey and joining this … attempt to capitalize on Cathriona's suicide, Mrs. Sweetman is heading down the same dark path as … Mark Burton." Singer slammed the lawsuits again on Thursday, calling them a "disservice to Cathriona's memory."

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Burton, meanwhile, alleges in his court documents that Carrey gave White three types of sexually transmitted diseases, a claim Carrey has refuted. 

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As previously reported, Carrey and the makeup artist dated on and off from 2012 to 2015. She died of an overdose at age 30 on September 28, 2015. Carrey attended her funeral in Tipperary, Ireland, and helped carry her coffin during the service.

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