The multinational legal battles between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have is now much less charitable.
As the once married Rum Diary co-stars the start of the May 3 trial in Depp’s $ 50 million libel lawsuit against Amber Heard, claims have now resurfaced over whether the Aquaman star donated her $ 7 million divorce settlement in 2016 to charity as promised.
A clearly entrenched story in the UK Daily Mail which appears to be aimed at helping Pirates of the Caribbean actor get the retrial he seeks against another tabloid The Sun on being labeled a “woman beater” in the press.
“Sir. Depp’s effort to sow stories in the media criticizing Amber for not yet having honored all the donations she has pledged to charity is another desperate attempt to distract attention from the UK Court’s findings relating to it. allegations that Mr. Depp committed abuse and domestic violence, ”Heard’s US attorney Elaine Bredehoft told Crumpe in a statement Thursday after the Courier story appeared online.
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Deviating, perhaps, but not wrong, it seems.
While Depp initially handed over $ 100,000 of the $ 3.5 million pledged to the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital Foundation on Heard’s behalf in 2016, a 2019 letter from the organization asks the actress ” if you know if the CHLA should expect further payments on your behalf or if the commitment will not be kept. “
Heard told the UK High Court last year, and on various other occasions in recent years, that she donated the full $ 7 million to CHLA and ACLU after a first hiccup in the agreement with her ex-husband. In fact, in his biting November 2020 ruling against Depp in the defamation case against the property of Rupert Murdoch Soleil , Judge Andrew Nichol was keen to congratulate Heard as the Depp team sought to sully the defender’s motives. domestic violence. “His donation of $ 7 million to charity is hardly the deed one would expect from a gold digger,” the High Court judge said, also claiming The Sun ‘S’s allegations against Depp were “substantially true”.
However, today Heard’s attorney in the Virginia-based libel case and her client’s $ 100 million counterclaim have visibly echoed the full scope of the actress’ benefits.
“Amber has already been responsible for seven figures in donations to charitable causes and intends to continue to contribute and ultimately fulfill her pledge,” added the Reston located in Bredehoft. “However, Amber was delayed in this goal because Mr. Depp took legal action against her, and as a result, she was forced to spend millions of dollars defending Mr. Depp’s false accusations against her. ”