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Amber Heard keeps her word: Donates $7 million divorce settlement to charity

Heard, 30, said in a statement that she is dividing the full settlement equally between the American Civil Liberties Union, specifically to prevent violence against women, and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

hollywood Updated: Aug 19, 2016 09:56 IST
Amber Heard
Heard, 30, said in a statement that she is dividing the full settlement equally between the American Civil Liberties Union, specifically to prevent violence against women, and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.(AP)

Actress Amber Heard said on Thursday she is donating her $7 million divorce settlement from actor Johnny Depp to charity.

Heard, 30, said in a statement that she is dividing the full settlement equally between the American Civil Liberties Union, specifically to prevent violence against women, and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

Read: Johnny Depp divorce - Amber Heard withdraws charges, case settled out of court

“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,” the actress said.

Heard and Depp, 53, privately settled their acrimonious divorce case on Tuesday, a day ahead of a court hearing on the status of a restraining order the actress had obtained against her estranged husband. (Reuters)

Depp’s representative did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Heard and Depp, 53, privately settled their acrimonious divorce case on Tuesday, a day ahead of a court hearing on the status of a restraining order the actress had obtained against her estranged husband.

Read: Johnny Depp sliced finger in angry fit, used bloody stump to write on mirror?

The couple released a joint statement calling their relationship “intensely passionate and at times volatile but always bound by love,” adding that “there was never any intent of physical or emotional harm.”

The settlement ended the couple’s 15-month marriage after weeks of highly publicized claims of domestic violence by Heard and counterclaims of financial blackmailing by Depp.

Actress Amber Heard leaves the Superior Court of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, U.S. May 27, 2016, with what appears to be a bruise on her right cheek after obtaining a restraining order against husband Johnny Depp in this still image from video. (Reuters)

Depp, one of Hollywood’s top actors and box-office draws with franchises such as Pirates of the Caribbean, married Heard, known for Friday Night Lights, in February 2015 after meeting on the set of the 2011 film The Rum Diary.

Heard will be starring in Warner Bros’ upcoming Justice League superhero film, while Depp will reprise his lead role in the next Pirates of the Caribbean film.

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