Johnny Depp wants to donate millions from Amber Heard
Hollywood star Johnny Depp According to his lawyers, (59) wants to donate millions from the legal dispute with his former wife Amber Heard for charitable purposes. The actor will donate the $1 million payment to charities, Depp’s attorneys Benjamin Chew and Camille Vasquez said on Monday. They were pleased that this “painful chapter” in Depp’s life was now officially closed, it said. The star was mainly concerned with “bringing the truth to light”.
US actress Amber Heard had previously announced that she would forgo an appeal in the lawsuit with Depp. She made the “difficult decision” after careful consideration, the 36-year-old wrote on Instagram on Monday, several months after a jury verdict in the defamation trial that ordered her to pay Depp more than $10 million. She had initially appealed against this. In her Instagram post, Heard did not provide any information on how the dispute would be resolved.
After a six-week defamation trial in the US state of Virginia, in which the former spouses had accused themselves of domestic violence, the jury was largely on Depp’s side in early June – but also agreed with Heard on some points.
Actress Depp was ordered to pay more than $10 million in damages for defamation. Depp, in turn, owed her $2 million for testimonies by his former attorney, Adam Waldman, that allegedly tarnished Heard’s reputation.