Amber Heard donates Johnny Depp divorce settlement to charity: Read her statement in full

The actress will give $3.5 million to a domestic violence charity and $3.5million to a children's hospital

Olivia Blair
Friday 19 August 2016 11:30
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Amber Heard
Amber Heard

Amber Heard is to donate the settlement from her divorce with Johnny Depp to charity.

The actress and her estranged husband reached a settlement this week after a high-profile split. During the proceedings, Heard accused the Pirates of the Caribbean actor of physical and emotional abuse throughout their marriage. Depp has always denied the claims.

In a statement released on Thursday, the 30-year-old said she will donate the entirety of the $7million (£5.3million) equally between an organisation which supports victims of domestic violence and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

Read the statement below:

"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.

Depp on Heard in 2011

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."

Amber

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