Wow, I’m still so completely impressed by this.
On Wednesday, Johnny Depp just sent the first installment of his $7 million divorce settlement with Amber Heard to her chosen charities: the ACLU and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. The payment is the first in a number of installments that will eventually give each organization $3.5 million, which is….so freaking awesome. I love that this is happening, in a final, classy F you to Depp’s years of manipulation and pain.
“Following Amber Heard’s announcement that her divorce settlement was to be divided equally and gifted to Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union, two exceptionally deserving and important charities, Johnny Depp has sent the first of multiple installments of those monies to each charity in the name of Amber Heard, which when completed will honor the full amount of Ms. Heard’s pledge,” Depp’s rep told TMZ in a statement. “Ms. Heard’s generosity in giving to these wonderful causes is deeply respected,” the statement concluded.
I know nobody really believed Amber when she said she was donating her settlement to charity, but here’s someone brave putting her money where her mouth is. It’s not about the money. It’s not about “winning.” It’s about the message she’s sending and the strength she’s exuding. So proud of Amber. So proud.