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Amber Heard Calls Out Johnny Depp, Insists He Donate $14 Million Due to Tax Deduction

Amber Heard Calls Out Johnny Depp, Insists He Donate $14 Million Due to Tax Deduction

Amber Heard is calling out Johnny Depp for sending her divorce settlement money directly to the the ACLU and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

In sending the money directly himself, he’s not actually paying the full $7 million from the settlement, because he would be getting a charitable tax deduction, TMZ reports.

“If Johnny wishes to change the settlement agreement, we must insist that he honor the full amount by donating $14M to charity, which after accounting for his tax deduction, is equal to his $7M payment obligation to Amber,” Amber‘s reps said. “We would also insist that the full amount be paid immediately and not drawn out over many years. Anything less would be a transparent attempt by Johnny’s counsel, Laura Wasser and Patti Glaser, to reduce their client’s true payment by half under the guise of newfound concern for charities that he has never previously supported.”

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  • namers

    I don’t know what went on between them two but if she’s not into the money and wants to be altruistic, then he is trying to short change her and those charities. He’s worth $400,000,000 and should do better.

  • totalobvi

    I mean technically he isn’t actually short changing them at all. The charities and her by default will still be receiving seven million dollars, he’s just doing it in a way that also helps himself and will greatly reduce his taxes for this year. And probably doing it this way as a last FU to Amber more then anything

  • Will

    Oh Amber you seem a little angry if he gave you the 7 million the charities would have received nothing so why would he pay them 14 million.

  • Brink

    No matter what tax credits he gets the charities still each get their 3.5 million. She’s just butt hurt he’s doing it this way.

  • namers

    Maybe. They didn’t settle on $7 mil though and might have come up with that figure based on her agreeing to donate it.

  • fromanotherplanet

    Johnny is a messy bish who lives for drama

  • totalobvi

    They did settle on $7 mill though, at least that’s what has always been said publicly.

  • atpo

    awww someone didn’t get the tax deduction they hoped.But it was never about the money right?

  • guest

    Such a silly move from him. Or trying to play too smart by the taxt deduction and in several checks…this isn’t his money anymore.

  • suzybel

    Just get on with your life Amber, time to move on. You’re just going to make matters worse.

  • MissyMiss

    he is the ultimate d0uchebag. write the checks you cheapskate.

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW, no sugar added

    But paybacks are only a bitch when you are. She was.

  • http://rememberingthedesireisprivate.blogspot.com/ GFW, no sugar added

    She’s just mad she’s too dumb not figure it out prior.

  • sashafein

    Those lawyers are surely getting their money’s worth, I doubt this latest kerfuffle comes from either Johnny Depp or Amber Heard, I doubt either one of them knows anything about tax deduction.

  • laura

    That’s a vicious move from Johnny!

  • laura

    That’s a vicious move from Johnny!

  • Chupa Chup

    Wel! played Captain Sparrow! *slow clap* Well played indeed!

  • Kat123

    Heard is proving herself to be the gold digger that she always was.
    And btw Depp has a recorded history of his dedication to kids charities including the CHLA which honored him with an award 10 years ago.

    Heard not so much.

  • Maria M.

    Lol. She was hoping to send the checks herself so the tax reduction would go to her, but he outrun her

  • Kat123

    Any money he hands over to anyone as part of a divorce settlement he cannot get tax deduction on. Any monies she donates can.

    Seems the money was always important to her. What a gold digger she is.

  • Kat123

    So he is giving the 7 million in her name. What is the problem ?

  • bledel

    Bet Amber is angry she didn’t get the 50000 $ per month she wanted in the first place !

  • Maria M.

    She is angry he fucked her plan by sending the checks himself

  • Maria M.

    She is so transparent, she makes me sick

  • Kat123

    or the property her and her freeloading friends wanted.

  • meh

    Actually, you just described Amber to a T.

  • Just Saying

    You spelled “Amber” wrong, sweetie.

  • meh

    Why? The charities will get the money that they were promised. Amber said it was never about the money, so why should she care. Unless she was lying again.

  • laura

    He found a loophole to pay less taxes!
    She wasn’t lying and the proof is that she made the name of the charities public. He’s not obeying what the judge decided.

  • meh

    Depp has done more for the Children’s Hospital than Amber has done or will do in her lifetime. He’s not cheap, he just wants the money to actually go to the charities instead of up Amber’s nose or cooter.

  • meh

    He’s not shortchanging the charities, they will get the full $7M. He is just making sure that Amber doesn’t take a cut out of it. Kudos to Johnny :)

  • SquidBillie

    Shut up, you’re a conniving gold digger who’s a terrible actress….I mean REALLY bad. You were only married for a short time, you shouldn’t even be talking about money.

  • laura

    I’m sorry but you’re so deluded. By disclosing to which charities she wanted to give the money, Amber made a commitment, because obviously if she didn’t actually give the money they would call her out.
    Johnny is just trying to mess with the judge’s decision to pay less taxes. (millions less, it’s fishy to say the least).

  • laura

    The problem is he’s only doing so not to pay taxes.

  • meh

    Amber was planning on using the same loophole, but Johnny beat her to it. How do you know what the judge decided? The terms of the agreement were not made public, so you are speculating. Johnny has great lawyers, so I’m pretty sure that they would have advised him against doing this if he was breaking the terms of the agreement.

  • laura

    No, she wasn’t planning on using he same loophole, she couldn’t.
    Donating is the only thing she would and could do with that money, while he had (technically) the alternative between giving it to her in compliance with the court order, or donating it. In taxation law if, instead of doing what you’re supposed to do, you choose another way to do it, simply to avoid paying taxes, that’s called tax avoidance, and it’s illegal.

  • Kat123

    He has already paid tax on that money. What he can’t claim is tax relief on that money.

    She could claim tax relief on that money and he has robbed her of that opportunity. But then it was never about the money with her so there should be no problem.

  • laura

    They are not in the same position. Given that the 7 millions go to charity, she would have only one choice: donating them. He has two choices: giving the money to her as the court ordered, or donating it directly. In taxation law, when you don’t do what you’re supposed to do, but choose another way that’s similar, just to pay less taxes, it’s tax avoidance. It’s illegal.

  • laura

    I’m not an expert on California laws, but that’s a general concept.

  • Kat123

    Clearly you are not an expert on tax law.
    If he has already paid tax on his income then how is that tax avoidance ?

    The law states that any settlement that is paid by him cannot be tax deductible. No matter if it is direct to her or a charity.
    As the recipient she can file tax deduction on any charitable donation she makes.

    He cut out the middle man (Heard) he gains no profit in doing so. She stands to lose millions.

    But as I said that is ok because it was never about the money right ?

  • plez

    The divorce settlement payment to Amber would have been deductible to Johnny. So he get a deductible either way. Amber would have to include that payment as income if she received it before donating it. By him not actually sending the check to Amber she may not have to include it in her gross income. So why is she b*tching. Because she did not get to make a big deal presenting the checks to the charities.

  • londongirl75

    I doubt she actually planned on donating the full amount and that’s why she is “calling out” Depp.

  • namers

    I understand that but do you really think she’d make a legal agreement (not just lip service); a public statement and then reneg? I don’t.

  • laura

    Again, I’m not an expert on California laws, but clearly this way he can deduct more. From what we know the settlement was that he had to give her the money. It appears that he didn’t comply to it, just to get more deductions.
    Neither one of us can know for sure how the terms were, but from what we know it’s this way.

  • laura

    I thought I explained it clearly enough. I’ll try to make it even easier for you.
    They are not in the same position. It appears (from what we know) that he didn’t comply to the settlement to just get more deductions.
    She’s calling him out on that. The end (for now).

  • laura

    I thought I explained it clearly enough. I’ll try to make it even easier for you.
    They are not in the same position. It appears (from what we know) that he didn’t comply to the settlement to just get more deductions.
    She’s calling him out on that. The end (for now).

  • laura

    So you admit that he did what he did (violating the settlement, it appears) to get deductions that he otherwise wouldn’t have.

  • Kat123

    He didn’t violate the settlement. When she declared publicly that she was going to donate the 7 million to two charities. She violated the NDA and settlement by declaring how much the settlement was for.
    He cannot get tax deductions from a divorce settlement payment no matter who he pays it to.

  • Kat123

    Clearly you still don’t know what you are talking about.
    She declared last week she was donating 7 million the full settlement to two charities. She did not comply with the settlement which as an NDA attached.
    He cannot get deduction from a divorce settlement. She can.
    Good grief !

  • GroundControl500

    Depp just keeps get douchier and douchier by the minute.

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