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Truth Behind Amber Heard’s $7 Million Divorce Money Donation Announcement Revealed

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp had a short-lived marriage (2015-2017). It ended in a messy divorce. There were allegations of domestic violence and abuse from both sides. The whole episode hurt Depp’s career. He lost some roles and is right now fighting a defamation lawsuit brought by him against  Amber Heard for an op-ed written by her in The Washington Post about abusive relationships in 2018.

Back in 2016, Amber Heard had announced that she would donate the full $7 Million divorce settlement she got from Depp to charity. Half to the ACLU and the other half to Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles. It appears she hasn’t kept her word. More on this below. What do you think of this? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.

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Amber Heard Hasn’t Paid Full Pledge of Divorce Settlement Due To ‘Financial Difficulties’

Amber Heard's donation announcement not followed through
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp in the Trial

It turns out that Heard is yet to pay the announced amount to the ACLU. Terence Dougherty, chief operating officer of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) made the revelation. In a pre-recorded deposition statement, Dougherty revealed that as of the time of the deposition’s recording in December 2021, the ACLU had only received $1.3 million in Heard’s name. In 2018, the payments stopped coming.

The ACLU then reached out to the actress to inquire about future installments, it is them that “We learned she was having financial difficulties”, said the COO of ACLU. He also added that the ACLU helped draft and vet the op-ed written by her in The Washington Post in 2018. The same op-ed over which Depp sued Heard.

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Amber Heard’s $7 Million Divorce Money Donation Announcement

Amber Heard's donation announcement not followed through
Depp and Heard: The Estranged Couple

After coming into an agreement about their divorce, Depp and Heard issued a joint statement, which read, “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm. Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future. Amber will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity.” Soon after, she announced her decision to donate the full $7 Million divorce settlement she got from Depp to charity. Half to the ACLU and the other half to Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles. Amber Heard had stated.

Needless to say, the default in making her promised donations may be damaging to her reputation and her case.

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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp’s Never-Ending Legal Drama

Amber Heard's donation announcement not followed through
A Picture of Depp and Heard

After a messy Divorce, Depp had unsuccessfully sued a British newspaper for defamation in the UK. Depp then filed a fresh defamation lawsuit against Heard in the US over her article in the Washington Post. The trial for this suit began in April 2022 and is ongoing, as of the time of writing of this article.

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Written by Angad Singh

Lawyer, news junkie and about a dozen other things.