Amber Heard Donates $7-Million Divorce Settlement to Charity
Actress Amber Heard received $7 million in her divorce settlement with Johnny Depp, but she won't be keeping a dime.
Heard released a statement to “Extra,” revealing she will be donating the funds equally to the ACLU, to help stop violence against women, and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.
Read Amber's full statement here:
“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.
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.
The donation will be divided 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. 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 the most.”
Anthony D. Romero, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union, also released a statement in response to the donation:
“We are incredibly grateful that Ms. Heard has so very generously shown her support for the important and necessary advocacy for victims of domestic violence. For years, we have worked through the courts and legislatures around the country to make sure that domestic violence victims are fully protected by the law and receive the government assistance they deserve. We could not be more thankful for Ms. Heard's support - she can be confident that this gift will help other women live safely and freely.”
Amber filed for divorce from Johnny in May, just a few months after their first wedding anniversary.