Now that the dust has settled after Amber Heard and Johnny Depp were able to finally come to an agreement in their nasty divorce battle, Heard is speaking out.
The actress walked away with $7 million in the settlement, and as stipulated, she is donating the money to charity. In a statement about the donation, Heard said, “As described in the restraining order and divorce settlement, money played no role for me personally and never has, except to the extent that I could donate it to charity and, in doing so, hopefully help those less able to defend themselves.”
She continued, “As reported in the media, the amount received in the divorce was $7 million and $7 million is being donated. This is over and above any funds that I have given away in the past and will continue to give away in the future.” Heard also offered insight into exactly which charities will be receiving her generous donations, stating, “the donation will be divide equally between the ACLU, with a particular focus to stop violence against women, and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles where I have worked as a volunteer for the past 10 years alongside organizations like the Art of Elysium.
Heard also reflected on how she has seen how such a large donation can make a difference. “Over the years, I have seen firsthand how more funding for staffing, better equipment and better medication can make the difference between life or death for a child. I know these organizations will put the funds to good use and look forward to continuing to support them in the future. Hopefully, this experience results in a positive change in the lives of people who need it.”
Despite accusations of domestic violence against Depp, Heard dropped the allegations when they reached their settlement.