October 27, 2016

Johnny Depp ‘deeply respects’ Amber Heard

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp “deeply respects” Amber Heard for giving away her divorce settlement to charity.

The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star has sent the first lot of instalments of the $7 million to Amber’s chosen charities, the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union.

A spokesperson for Depp told TMZ: “Following Amber Heard’s announcement that her divorce settlement was to be divided equally and gifted to Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union, two exceptionally deserving and important charities, Johnny Depp has sent the first of multiple instalments of those monies to each charity in the name of Amber Heard, which when completed will honor the full amount of Ms. Heard’s pledge. Ms. Heard’s generosity in giving to these wonderful causes is deeply respected.”

Meanwhile, Amber announced in a statement that she planned to give away all the money she received from Johnny.

She said at the time: “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 alongside organisations 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.

“I know these organisations 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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