'$7M Divorce Settlement Not Finalized Yet,' Says Lawyer For Amber Heard On Why ACLU Received No Funds Yet
30-year-old American actress Amber Heard has been questioned on her promise to donate $7 million to two charities as part of the divorce settlement with Johnny Depp. But Heard has not reneged on her pledges, according to her lawyer.
Lawyer Pierce O'Donnell said on behalf of Heard that the divorce settlement is yet to be finalized. According to a report, the amount may be split between Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and American Civil Liberties Union.
"The settlement documents are being finalized and will be signed this week. Johnny is obligated by the settlement to pay Amber," O'Donnell was quoted by The Mirror United Kingdom, "And she in turn will honor her pledges to Children's Hospital and the American Civil Liberties Union," O' Donnell continued.
But while nothing has yet been given from the $7-million settlement, Amber Heard has already donated $350,000 worth of gift to American Civil Liberties Union, a report from People said. The divorce settlement, according to Heard's lawyer, will be finalized this week.
Heard is an advocate of campaign against violence especially towards women. Recently, she appeared on a video, marking the international day for "Elimination of Violence Towards Women," and questions about her promise arise. Heard made her promise to donate to charities $7 million, an amount Johnny Depp is reportedly paying for their divorce settlement.
Amber Heard married Johnny Depp on February 3, 2015 in a private ceremony after living together since 2012, and filed for divorce on May 23, 2016, alleging physical and verbal abuse from Depp as grounds. She said that during the entire duration of her relationship with Depp, she was subjected to physical and verbal violence.
Five days after Heard filed for divorce, a temporary restraining order against Depp was obtained. Depp denied the allegations. In August this year, Depp and Heard settled their divorce outside the court.