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Amber Heard hands over divorce millions to charity

by WENN April 10th, 2018, 11:29 am

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Amber Heard is following through on her promise to hand the money she received from her Johnny Depp divorce settlement to charity after handing a huge sum to Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

The actress has landed on the organization's 2017 Honor Roll list of donors after handing over between $1 million and $4.9 million, according to TMZ.

The Aquaman star and her ex-husband struck a $7 million settlement in their nasty divorce case back in 2016, and shortly after they agreed terms she promised to donate the entire settlement in equal parts to CHLA and the American Civil Liberties Union.

As part of the deal, Johnny donated $100,000 to each organization in Amber's name and she planned to donate the rest when she got the full amount.

At the time, Amber told TMZ she chose the ACLU "with a particular focus to stop violence against women", and Children's Hospital because she had worked there as a volunteer for the last 10 years.

Depp and Heard's divorce drama ended in January, 2017, eight months after The Danish Girl actress filed papers to end her 15-month marriage to the Pirates of the Caribbean actor.

Heard, who accused Depp of being physically and verbally abusive towards her throughout their brief union, slammed her ex a month before the divorce was finalized for allegedly failing to pay the settlement funds by the agreed deadline.

Her attorneys filed a Request for Order, imploring the actor to uphold his end of the agreement and pay the money, which she planned to give to the ACLU domestic violence unit and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

Depp and his legal team answered the motion by requesting the judge order Heard to pay towards Johnny's legal fees, insisting she should be sanctioned for delaying the case and attempting to renegotiate the terms of their divorce settlement.

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