Earlier this month it was announced that Amber Heard and Johnny Depp had officially ended their high-profile divorce case with a $7 million settlement being awarded to the Texan actress.
And while most people would take the money and try to move on from months of courtroom drama, Amber admirably made the decision to donate the entire sum to two charities of her choice: The American Civil Liberties Union and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
According to TMZ, her now ex-husband Johnny is “heaping praise” on the Rum Diary actress for deciding to donate the sum, and has already sent cheques to both organisations on Amber’s behalf to begin the process which will eventually see each group receive $3.5 million.
A rep for the Pirates of the Caribbean actor told TMZ: “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 instalments of those monies to each charity in the name of Amber Heard, which when completed will honour the full amount of Ms Heard's pledge.”
“Ms Heard's generosity in giving to these wonderful causes is deeply respected,” they continued.
The news comes after months of allegations during which Amber had a restraining order issued against Johnny – which has now been dropped – and claimed that the Golden Globe winner had domestically abused her.
When filing for divorce the 30-year-old model stated “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for wanting to end her 15-month marriage.
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