Johnny Depp ‘claims Amber Heard kept $7m divorce settlement’ that she promised to give to charity

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Johnny Depp has reportedly accused his ex-wife Amber Heard of keeping the millions she was given in a huge divorce settlement, instead of giving it to charity like she promised.

Amber, 34, was awarded £5.1million ($7million) when her divorce from the Pirates of the Caribbean actor, 57, was finalised in 2016, but she vowed to donate the money, splitting it equally between the Children's Hospital Los Angeles and American Civil Liberties Union.

But Depp's lawyers have reportedly been chasing the two organisations over the last year to find out if Amber did donate the money.

The ACLU has not revealed how much they received, but, according to the Daily Mail, the children's hospital has received just £74,000 ($100,000) so far.

Bosses at the hospital allegedly wrote to Heard in June 2019 to ask "if the pledge will not be fulfilled".

Johnny Depp has reportedly accused his ex-wife Amber Heard of keeping the millions she was given in a huge divorce settlement, instead of giving it to charity like she promised
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Amber said she'd split the money equally between two organisations
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Depp's legal team are confident there was no further payments because the hospital would have been legally compelled to hand it over after they filed a subpoena.

His laywers are said to believe this proves she lied about the promise in court this summer.

He lost his libel case against The Sun and its publishers over an article that branded him a "wife beater", with a high court judge ruling that the publication proved to the civil standard that Depp abused his wife on 12 of the 14 occasions she alleged.

Depp strenuously denies abusing his ex-wife.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's divorce was finalised in 2016
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Judge Andrew Nichol cited the gesture in his ruling, writing: "Her donation of the $7 million to charity is hardly the act one would expect of a gold-digger."

The film star's team will seize upon the judge's remarks in their efforts to appeal the verdict, the publication claims.

Amber said in August 2016: "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 $7million and $7million 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 past 10 years."

Depp outside court in July
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Depp is also suing Amber for libel in a separate suit for claiming to be a domestic violence survivor for a 2018 newspaper article.

A representiver for Amber Heard said: "Mr. Depp's effort to plant stories in the media criticising Amber for not yet fulfilling all the donations she pledged to charity is yet another desperate attempt to divert attention from the UK Court's findings relating to allegations of Mr. Depp committing domestic abuse and violence.

"Amber has already been responsible for seven figures in donations to charitable causes and intends to continue to contribute and eventually fulfil her pledge.

"However, Amber has been delayed in that goal because Mr. Depp filed a lawsuit against her, and consequently, she has been forced to spend millions of dollars defending Mr. Depp's false accusations against her."

The Mirror has contacted reps for Johnny Depp for comment.

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