During a statement on Thursday, Heard said she’s donating half of the settlement to American Civil Liberties Union, “with a particular focus to stop violence against women,” and to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, where she has worked as a volunteer for the past ten years.
Considering Depp is worth around $400Million and Amber agreed to settle for ‘just’ $7 Million, silences those that have branded her a money grabber and a gold digger.
“Money played no role for me”
“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 said in the statement.
“As reported in the media, the amount received in the divorce was $7 million and $7 million is being donated,” she went on. “This is over and above any funds that I have given away in the past and will continue to give away in the future.”
“I know these organisations 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.”
Heard married the Hollywood star in February 2015 and they announced their split this May.
During their split there have been many stories regarding domestic violence that Amber suffered and this may be why she feels the ACLU is so close to her heart. Johnny denied the abuse claims and Amber was subsequently branded a liar and a gold digger in the press and social media.
30-year-old Heard took out a temporary restraining order against 53-year-old Depp obliging him not to get in contact and stay 100 yards away from her.
Their settlement came a day before a court hearing into the restraining order was due to take place. The order was then withdrawn.
A joint statement released on Tuesday said: “Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm.”