Amber Heard Divorce News And Update: Johnny Depp Is Withholding Amber’s $7M Divorce Settlement

By Faye F. , Updated Nov 30, 2016 07:45 PM EST

More than 3 months after Amber Heard promised to donate to charities the $7M settlement she was supposed to receive from Johnny Depp, the charities still haven't received the full amount.  

When Amber Heard and Johnny Depp reached a settlement in their divorce cast last August, she promised to donate the $7M settlement to the Children's Hospital and the ACLU domestic violence unit. But it appears that Heard and Depp have not yet fully settled aside their differences, as it seems that these two haven't agreed on how to go about with the settlement payment, as per TMZ

Johnny Depp wants to pay the money directly to both organizations, but Amber Heard wants it to be paid directly to her instead because she doesn't want Depp to get a tax deduction. The two haven't signed the final settlement documents yet until these details are ironed out.  

Amber did give $350,000 to ACLU three days after she and Depp came into an agreement with the settlement. But Depp decided to pay  the charities directly instead and sent the first installment of the payment ($200,000) to both organizations. Amber was reportedly furious about it.  

Amber Heard's lawyer, Pierce O'Donnell, reached out to TMZ and said that they expect the settlement to be signed by this week. He goes on to say that "The settlement documents are being finalized and will be signed this week. Johnny is obligated by the settlement to pay Amber, and she in turn will honor her pledges to Children's Hospital and the ACLU." 

Another factor that could have stalled the settlement is Amber's domestic violence PSA, which alleged the abuse she suffered from Johnny Depp. She is prohibited from making any allegations about him under the terms of their settlement. O'Donnell clarified that Amber's PSA does not violate the confidentiality agreement between the two.

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