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Amber Heard donates $7 million divorce settlement to charity

The former couple settled their divorce earlier this week.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp

Amber Heard is donating every cent of her divorce settlement to charity, a statement has confirmed.

The Rum Diary actress, who is set to receive US $7 million from former husband Johnny Depp, has said she will split the money between a children’s hospital and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) – who help victims of domestic violence.

“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,” Amber’s statement read.

“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.

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“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.”

ACLU said they were “incredibly grateful” for Amber’s support, and thanked the actress for her kind donation.

Likewise the children’s hospital thanked the 30-year-old for her “tremendous gift.”

Earlier this week, Heard withdrew her domestic abuse petition and came to a settlement with former husband Depp. They said in a joint statement:

“Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any 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.”

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