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Amber Heard Is Donating Her Full $7 Million Divorce Settlement to Charity

Amber Heard Is Donating Her Full $7 Million Divorce Settlement to Charity

Amber Heard has announced her plans to donate her full $7 million settlement from her divorce from Johnny Depp to charity.

The 30-year-old actress, who says she was the victim of domestic violence during her relationship with Johnny, will give half of the money to an organization that helps battered women. The other half will go to a children’s charity.

“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,” Amber said in a statement provided to JustJared.com. “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 alongside organizations like the Art of Elysium. Over the years, I have seen firsthand how more funding for staffing, better equipment and better medication can make the difference between life or death for a child,” Amber continued. “I know these organizations 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.”

Click inside to read statements from the two charities…

Statement from Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union: “We are incredibly grateful that Ms. Heard has so very generously shown her support for the important and necessary advocacy for victims of domestic violence. For years, we have worked through the courts and legislatures around the country to make sure that domestic violence victims are fully protected by the law and receive the government assistance they deserve. We could not be more thankful for Ms. Heard’s support- she can be confident that this gift will help other women live safely and freely.”

Statement from Paul S. Viviano, president and chief executive officer, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles: “On behalf of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ leadership, staff and the thousands of brave patients and their families who will benefit from this donation, I would like to thank Amber Heard for this tremendous gift. Her generosity will support the lifesaving treatments and cures that Children’s Hospital Los Angeles provides for critically ill children each year.

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  • LindSAY

    I still don’t believe her, but the botches at celebwitchy are gonna love this !
    Its all a play.

  • piste_five

    she’s so full of it. keep the money amber, you won’t be getting a job anytime soon

  • laura

    There you have it, haters.

  • John Dow

    She took Johnny Depp’s money and spent them on charity. She didn’t spend a penny of her own money:)

  • HG

    Whether you think she’s doing this out of the kindness of her heart or doing it purely for PR since so many people dislike her now, I’m glad the money is going to charity. I don’t know and will never know who Amber really is as a person, but I do know that the women and children need the money more than her.

  • Roger Sterling

    She is so naïve. Doesn’t she know that the top administrators of these charities are going to put most of that $7M into their own pockets? Happens every time.

  • agus

    It’s quite possible she was forced in their settlement to give it away to charities or they are going to file against her for fabricating evidences, blackmailing, illegal recording etc.

  • Maria M.

    She is investing in damage control. She needs to repair her image or this might cost her more than 7 mills in the long run.

  • agus

    What do we have ? Her dropping the PRO case and being forced give her settlement to charity ?

  • agus

    So now we should forget all her lies because ?

  • Maria M.

    Stupid people will buy this. The rest of us know PR when we see it

  • shoes4life

    Sounds like reputation repair in Hollywood on her part. Someone advised her to do.

  • Carmex

    I was on the phone talking to my friend and said she was giving all the money away for charity and I said to her: Now they will twist even this in to something bad and that she still is a gold digger and here you were. The first negative comment. People are so predictable. What Amber did was really, really nice of her so shut up.

  • Carmex

    The person who needs reputation repair here is Johnny and not Amber. Jesus.

  • Maria M.

    It is nice for the sick kids to get help, but I believe that her motive is insincere. She didn’t prove that he beated her so she hopes to prove she was telling the truth this way.

  • Rogue180

    Johny had to settle quickly after the video and photos were leaked. He is the one who have to do damage control now. That scumbag drunk. Glad all his latests movies have been flop after flop.

  • VanityInsecurity

    Damage Control much? We all know that he way this whole thing played out.. and the public image of her.. she had to donate. very manipulative

    Ill believe it when i hear from the charities that she did in fact donate.. otherwiee this is all PR BS

  • Anna Dinh Nguyen

    i will believe it when the charity gets the check in hand

  • Carmex

    No she used her own money that she recived after their divorce which she was entitled to since they had no prenup. ;)

  • Carmex

    Are you pointing fingers for Johnny because he can’t do it himself with his stomp of a finger? HAH, he seems like a really nice person <3………………………

  • Domino

    Exactly. If she was so sincere about it, why would she have to make it public anyway?

  • John Dow

    What’s the benefits for her to give it away to charities? It’s easy: It’s called charitable contribution deductions. It means you may deduct charitable contributions of money or property made to qualified organizations :)

  • VanityInsecurity

    wow Amber’s fans are just as dumb as she is.

  • Roux

    Johnny Depp must have had good evidence against her to not only get her to settle for pennies but to make her give it all away to charity to try and save her name. Amber says she is not a gold digger but originally she wanted like 50 mil and spousal support.

  • 777

    She’s signed for Justice League.

  • Jezza

    Oh god, yeah, they are cray cray at celeb-itchy…so cray cray!

  • meaghan

    lmao she’s donating money to help domestic violence victims and y’all j*hnny apologists STAY pressed. if these charities don’t get the money they were promised, you’ll hear about it, so you can calm down. not that you want to – you will obviously not be happy until she says she made it all up so you can feel vindicated and keep stanning him guilt/responsibility-free EVEN THOUGH they essentially both admitted in the statement(s) released that though he never “intended” to hurt her he’s guilty of domestic violence (the obvious explanation being his major substance abuse problems – which if I’m not mistaken he has yet to publicly address) and they’re both better off without each other.

    at this point there’s obviously no reasoning with any of you but please understand that in addition to appearing completely irrational and deluded with your reaching-ass defenses of him you are fostering a hostile environment that discourages other victims from coming forward. whether you think she’s lying or not, the language directed towards her through all of this has been nasty, misogynistic and downright disgusting and do not for a SECOND pretend you’re mad at her because she’s somehow ~demeaning~ “real” victims of DV, because we all know that is NOT your primary concern and even if she made this whole mess up, you’re all still as much a part of the problem as she is. in light of other stories in the news rn (the anti-woman rhetoric currently spewing out of the NY comedy scene, for one) please consider the weight of your words when speaking on this v real issue.

  • meaghan

    because y’all stay dragging her!! and tbqh who tf cares what her intentions are as long as those truly in need get help?? grow up.

  • meaghan

    nobody forced her to do anything but ok stay mad

  • Dee

    also it could help revive her image, help make her look like the victim and un-black list her from hollywood… get roles.. make more money down the line….

  • guest

    Amber = Queen
    Johnny = Trash…and the bastard will put her out of their condo!!

  • guest

    Lol!! Amber has videos, many videos…hospe she blackmails him in the future if she gets short of cash

  • Domino

    Haha, grow up says the 12 year old. Learn how to type and then perhaps you’ll be taken seriously.

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    I don’t see any logic.

    They were married, by law she could get some amount of his money without trying hard.

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    Please, hollywood never care about media images.

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    Taylor gives money to whiten her image after lying: She is an angel!

    Amber gives money: Publicity

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    She will.
    Her name is in headlines, she will bring attention to projects.

  • GroundControl500

    What color is the sky in your imaginary world?

  • GroundControl500

    She didn’t have to donate all of it. Personally I think she earned it and more having to put up with Johnny’s disgusting abuse. He’s shown what a pig he is.

  • GroundControl500

    Don’t be idiotic. Donating all of it or even most of it was certainly not necessary to show she was someone of their word. Nothing can shut up Johnny’s ass kissers. Nothing will remove the blnders from their eyes. Shmucks.

  • GroundControl500

    Thank you, Kreskin. Can you tell us who will win the next Super Bowl? TIA

  • GroundControl500

    She didn’t lie.

  • GroundControl500

    Oh, just give it up. You don’t know what you’re talking about.

  • Toni gee

    Well no matter what did or did not happen. 7 million is going to two worthy causes and that will help a lot of people.

  • meaghan

    honeychild it is the year of our lord 2016. if you are still criticizing and/or feel alienated by internet slang yet think I’M the one who won’t be taken seriously (in an ONLINE FORUM, no less!!) I’m truly embarrassed for you. http://i.imgur.com/bbBbpkN.png

  • Domino

    The year of our lord? You just lost all credibility with that, your ignorance is showing (even more). Keep trying to make yourself feel better and use the internet to excuse your poor grammar and show off your lack of education.

  • Domino

    I personally don’t know anyone who thinks Swift is an angel (other than her brainless fans). I dislike Amber but I’ll take her a million times over Swift.

  • YupVideoFever

    Nice PR action. smth new…

    And that’s the only thing that could safe her career, and make them two look slightly better.

  • Sansa Squad

    “lack of education” lmaoooo I cannot. for the record, keeping it light and casual on the internet/in conversation does not an ignorant person make. acting holier than thou on the comments section of a JUST JARED article, on the other hand, might be a different story… but I digress. I do suggest you read up on how obsessively correcting people’s “grammar” is not only an obnoxious social faux pas but also a dead giveaway that you know you’re losing an argument. until then, kindly miss me (and my MASTER’S DEGREE, tyvm) with your petty, elitist bullshit.

  • Kittywilderness

    Wonderful for the people who will benefit, but just do it quietly. At this point I’d say public opinion of her is so well formed people aren’t going to change their minds no matter how much damage control she tries.

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