When Amber Heard and Johnny Depp settled their divorce in 2016, she responded to the accusations of gold diggery by promising to donate all of her $7 million settlement to charity. Amber chose the ACLU, with a focus to stop violence against women (appropriate), and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Amber accused Johnny of dragging their settlement out, possibly because Johnny’s going broke.
But E! News says that the money finally arrived and Amber came through for the Children’s Hospital.
CHLA recently posted the annual report for 2017 to their website, and “Ms. Amber Heard” made their Honor Roll of Donors list. It didn’t specify how much she donated, but she was listed in the $1 million to $4,999,999 donation bracket. So that means Amber donated at least $1 million, which might not be that generous in a $7 million settlement context, but still makes my $40 Christmas donation to the dog shelter seem like stale kibble crumbs.
The ACLU has also posted a list of their donors from 2017, and Amber made the cut there too, donating between $250,000 to $499,999. TMZ also reported that three days after Amber agreed to a $7 million divorce settlement, she donated $350,000 to the ACLU. When Amber decided she wanted the money to go to charity, Johnny actually made the first donations, with $100,000 to the Children’s Hospital, and $100,000 to the ACLU.
There’s probably a very valid reason for why it took so long for her to get her settlement. Amber had to get the money from Johnny Depp, who is a mix of petty and bitter. So it wouldn’t surprise me if his settlement installment payment plan involved Johnny swinging by her house every couple of months clutching a trash bag filled with stinky, crumpled $10 bills. I can imagine it takes a really long time to iron out and Febreze all that money.