Johnny Depp has made a rare win in a lawsuit against Amber Heard in the ACLU donation investigation.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have been in numerous legal tussles since their divorce in 2017. It's been back and forth with them both, each winning some and losing some.
Today is Depp's time to shine as he has just won a legal ruling from a New York judge forcing the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to reveal just how much money Heard actually donated to the organization. The Judge ruled that the ACLU must present documents displaying Amber Heard's donation.
Johnny Depp's attorney said in response to the ruling:
Mr. Depp is most gratified by the Court’s decision.
Heard had claimed that she had donated half of the $7 million divorce settlement to the ACLU and now we are about to find out if it's true.
If Heard's donation claims prove to be false it can aid greatly in the upcoming $50 million defamation lawsuit that Depp filed against Heard. The lawsuit is based on a piece that Heard wrote in the Washington Post, claiming to be a victim of abuse. The defamation lawsuit will make its way to court in Virginia next year.
Depp had claimed that Heard only married him for his money. However, Heard claimed that she donated all of the $7 million divorce settlement to charity, half to the ACLU and the other half to the Children's Hospital in Los Angeles.
"Her donation of the $7 million to charity is hardly the act one would expect of a gold-digger."
So, if it is proven that Heard lied about her donation then it could really spice things up in court next year in favor of Depp.
Heard filed a defamation countersuit against Depp of $100 million.
Heard is still expected to reprise her role as Mera in the upcoming Aquaman sequel despite pressure from fans.
Peter Safran, a Warner Bros. producer recently spoke on Deadline's Hero Nation podcast. He said:
I don't think that we're ever going to react to, honestly, pure fan pressure. You gotta do what you feel is best for the movie. We felt that if it's James Wan and Jason Momoa, it should be Amber Heard. That's really what it was.
He went on to say:
Listen, one is not unaware of what is going on in the Twitter-verse, but that doesn't mean you have to react to it or take it as gospel or accede to their wishes. You have to do what you feel is right for the film, and that's really where we landed on it.
It's going to be interesting to see how this will affect ticket sales for the Aquaman sequel, especially if Heard's donation claims prove to be a lie.