Now that all the divorce drama between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is officially over, he wanted to thank all the fans who stuck by him during his messiest time. And he did it at the People’s Choice Awards last night in Los Angeles. Johnny tidied up a little (aka his assistant Febrezed him) and slipped into a clean suit (aka he picked the suit in his closet that looked the least like a family of feral dogs had been sleeping on it) and accepted the Favorite Movie Icon award.
The day that we never thought would come has finally come. Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are finally going to be divorced. We were teased with this same news five months ago, but TMZ says it’s for real this time. A judge has reportedly made their divorce final. I know strange things are supposed to happen on Friday the 13th, but I wasn’t expecting this.
While Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may have closed the door to their fucked-up divorce fight and put a “privacy please” sign on it (for now), the door to Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s fucked-up divorce fight remains wide open.
TMZ says that Johnny Depp recently filed legal documents side-eyeing Amber Heard’s request for her settlement money. Amber filed a request for order in December which accused Johnny of stalling on the $6.8 million in settlement payments he owed her from their divorce. Money that she had promised to two charities, the ACLU and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Johnny shot back and asked a judge to force Amber to pony up $100,000 for his legal fees. Now Johnny is accusing Amber of wanting more settlement money. Not because she wants money, mind you. No, in Johnny Depp’s mind, she wants more money in an attempt to stay relevant and keep people feeling bad for her.
Johnny Depp wasn’t going to let Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie be the only ones to deliver some pre-Christmas legal messiness, now was he?
People reports that Johnny wants Amber Heard to pay 1/10th of the legal fees he racked up in their smegma-covered divorce fight. Johnny’s lawyers filed documents asking the court to force Amber to pay $100,000 of his attorney fees and other legal costs. Johnny says that the mountain of money in his vault of treasures is $1 million lighter, because that’s what he’s paid his lawyer Laura Wasser to deal with this divorce mess. Johnny argued that Amber should pay a piece of that for violating their confidentiality agreement and for filing frivolous motions with the court.
Two weeks ago, it was reported that the ongoing messiness between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard was finally rounding the corner and nearing the finish line. Johnny and Amber had been arguing back and forth about how Amber’s settlement money was going to get to the charities of her choice. Amber wanted to donate her $7 million divorce settlement to the ACLU and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles herself. Johnny wanted to cut both organizations a direct check. Amber then accused Johnny of trying to using said donations as tax write-offs. Eventually Johnny decided to pay Amber and she would donate it. Well, The Daily Mail says that money from Johnny isn’t on its way.