The Amber Heard-Johnny Depp divorce has had its fair share of drama. From domestic abuse accusations, to Heard’s request to withdraw from spousal support, to Depp using his severed finger tip to accuse Amber of sleeping with Billy Bob Thorton, there’s no shortage of celebrity gossip to come out of their split up.
But their divorce also started a lot of victim-shaming conversations. People immediately started claiming that Heard was just after Depp’s money (despite being a successful actress her own) and she came under fire for requesting $50,000 a month from Depp. A request that she dropped right after she started receiving online criticism for.
But as more and more facts from their case emerged, it looked like there was some credence to Heard’s story. Depp’s violent outbursts (the whole thumb story is crazy) that came out in court certainly didn’t do much to help the Pirates of the Caribbean star’s image.
And now, with the court proceedings finished, Depp has been ordered to pay $7 million in damages to Heard.
And the actress is going to donate all of that $7 million to charities that work to end violence against women.
“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.” Heard said in an interview with People.
Heard went on to say that although her relationship with Depp was volatile, it was always “bound by love.”
“Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm.” Heard went on to say.