“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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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.”
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After the divorce case was settled, the lawyers said that Amber had been “vindicated in the Public Court of Opinion.”
They later updated with a new statement.
“The statement made today on behalf of myself and Joseph Koenig was made without the knowledge or approval of Amber Heard. The statement is untrue and we retract it, without qualification. My assertion that Amber Heard has been vindicated in the court of public opinion is not true. We regret the error and apologize to Johnny Depp,” the lawyers told ABC News.
The 30-year-old actress has also dismissed her domestic violence restraining order petition due to the case being settled. The pair withdrew legal documents on Tuesday (August 16) for the domestic violence case, which was tied into the divorce case.
Johnny is reportedly paying Amber $7 million plus her legal fees.
“Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gains. There was never an intent of physical or emotional harm. Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future. Amber will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity,” a joint statement read.
TMZ was first to report the news.
Johnny Depp reportedly accused Amber and Billy Bob of cheating when they worked on London Fields together. Johnny reportedly ended up cutting off his fingertip in a rage over his belief that Amber was cheating with Billy Bob.
Billy Bob told TMZ the allegations are “completely false.” Billy Bob added that he never spent time with Amber off the set besides for a cast dinner. Their relationship was strictly professional and they didn’t socialize.
Billy Bob married wife Connie Angland back in 2014, and assured her the story was false.
The 53-year-old actor and Amber, 30, were in Australia last March when he became irate and started smashing bottles and windows, and ended up cutting off part of his forefinger. The argument began because Johnny thought Amber was cheating with Billy Bob Thornton.
After cutting his finger, Johnny dipped his finger in paint, and wrote “Billy Bob,” and “Easy Amber” on a mirror. Amber and Billy Bob starred in London Fields together, and Johnny was also convinced Amber cheated with other men.
Johnny didn’t seek medical attention immediately, so doctors used a flap from his hand to reconstruct the finger. Amber is using this finger story in her defense against him in the divorce case.
There’s a very disturbing photo of Johnny‘s cut finger on TMZ.
Amber Heard keeps her head down as she arrives at a court house with her team of lawyers on Saturday morning (August 13) in Los Angeles.
The 30-year-old actress was heading into her deposition hearing in regards to her divorce from Johnny Depp.
Earlier this week, a video was leaked of a fight between Amber and her estranged husband where it apparently shows a violent Johnny screaming and yelling at her.
When arriving at LAX late last night, Amber kept mum when photographers asked her about the video.
According to TMZ, Amber released a statement saying that she “didn’t release the video.” In the statement, she also says that she “underestimated the toll” that her divorce saga would take on her and wants to settle up.
FYI: Amber is wearing Sunday Somewhere sunglasses and carrying a Cuyana laptop sleeve.
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