The Childen's Hospital, Los Angeles, has reportedly said that the actress only donated $100,000 so far.
The bitter public spat between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard continues to this day. The Pirates of the Caribbean star has accused ex-wife Amber Heard of lying about donating the $7 million she made from their divorce to charity, reports CBR. The two had split in 2016, and Heard had made a public statement about donating all of her settlement money to charity. Currently, Depp, 57, is accusing the 34-year-old of lying about the donation.
The actor had sued a British publication for libel after it printed claims by Heard that Depp was physically abusive towards her during their marriage. British judge, Andrew Nicol, went in favor of the defendants in the defamation case. While Depp basically claimed that Heard was a "gold digger" Heard, however, testified that, "I remained financially independent from him [Depp] the whole time we were together, and the entire amount of my divorce settlement was donated to charity." Nicol cited that fact in his ruling, stating, "Her donation of the $7 million to charity is hardly the act one would expect of a gold-digger." But now, Depp and his legal team are looking into documents to find if the two charities, Children's Hospital Los Angeles and American Civil Liberties Union, DID receive money from the Aquaman star. The Childen's Hospital has apparently admitted that the actress has only donated $100,000 so far and that the hospital actually wrote to her in June of 2019 asking, "I am inquiring if you have knowledge if CHLA should expect further payment installment(s) on your behalf or if the pledge will not be fulfilled. I appreciate any insights on this matter."
Heard's lawyer, Elaine Charlson Bredehoft, responded by releasing the following statement, "Mr. Depp's effort to plant stories in the media criticizing Amber for not yet fulfilling all the donations she pledged to charity is yet another desperate attempt to divert attention from the UK Court's findings relating to allegations of Mr. Depp committing domestic abuse. Amber has already been responsible for seven figures in donations to charitable causes and intends to continue to contribute and eventually fulfill her pledge. However, Amber has been delayed in that goal because Mr. Depp filed a lawsuit against her, and consequently, she has been forced to spend millions of dollars defending Mr. Depp's false accusations against her."
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According to The Daily Mail, Heard said in August 2016, "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."