Her team feel the $7 million should be doubled to
make up for charitable tax deductions granted for
paying directly to the organisations
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp
Amber Heard has slammed Johnny Depp for giving
her divorce settlement money directly to charity.
The star announced earlier this month the $7
million she would be receiving from her estranged
spouse – who she split from in May amid
accusations he was abusive – would be given to
the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the
American Civil Liberties Union, and actor’s
representative confirmed on Thursday he had sent
“the first of multiple installments” to both
However, Amber’s team have hit out at the
donation as if Johnny has sent it directly, he will
get a charitable tax deduction, so should donate $
14 million to make it equal – while the actress is
also frustrated that the money isn’t being given as
a lump sum.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
A member of Amber’s team told Mirror Online: “If
Johnny wishes to change the settlement
agreement, we must insist that he honour the full
amount by donating $14M to charity, which after
accounting for his tax deduction, is equal to his $
7M payment obligation to Amber.
“Anything less would be a transparent attempt by
Johnny’s counsel, Laura Wasser and Patti Glaser,
to reduce their client’s true payment by half under
the guise of newfound concern for charities that he
has never previously supported.”
A rep for Johnny told the site: “Following Amber
Heard’s announcement that her divorce settlement
was to be divided equally and gifted to Children’s
Hospital of Los Angeles and the American Civil
Liberties Union, two exceptionally deserving and
important charities, Johnny Depp has sent the first
of multiple installments of those monies to each
charity in the name of Amber Heard, which when
completed will honor the full amount of Ms.
“Ms Heard’s generosity in giving to these
wonderful causes is deeply respected.”
Amber said she chose ACLU because of its
particular focus to stop violence against women,
and she has volunteered at the hospital for the
past 10 years.
Johnny and Amber split in May after 15 months of
marriage. The actress was later granted a
restraining order after accusing him of domestic
abuse – claims he vehemently denied.
Amber alleged Johnny threw a phone at her during
an argument and insisted there were other
instances where he had been violent towards her.
After agreeing on a settlement she filed court
papers to dismiss her domestic violence case
against the case against the actor.
Amber is surrounded by a group of people
Amber, 30, said in a statement: “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 feature
Amber Heard filed for divorce in May
Amber, 30 and Johnny, 53, said in a joint
statement: “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.”