Amber Heard To Donate Divorce Settlement Money To Charity

Amber Heard said Thursday she is donating her entire $7 million divorce settlement from Johnny Depp to a charity that supports victims of domestic violence and a children’s hospital where she says she has worked as a volunteer for 10 years.  

Heard, 30, and Depp, 53, Depp settled their divorce on Tuesday, one day before the actors were scheduled to begin a restraining order hearing on Heard's allegations that Depp had repeatedly abused her during their marriage.

“As described in the restraining order and divorce settlement, money played no role for me personally and never has, except to the extent that I could donate it to charity and, in doing so, hopefully help those less able to defend themselves,” she said in the statement.  “As reported in the media, the amount received in the divorce was $7 million and $7 million is being donated,” she went on. “This is over and above any funds that I have given away in the past and will continue to give away in the future.”

-Devashree Goenka