Posted on Fri Aug 19th, 2016 11:00am PDT By X17 Staff
Amber Heard is donating her $7 million settlement equally between two charities, the ACLU and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
Heard said in a statement, “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.”
“As reported in the media, the amount received in the divorce was $7 million, and $7 million is being donated,” she continued. “This is over and above any funds that I have given away in the past and will continue to give away in the future.”
The 30-year-old went on, “I know these organizations will put the funds to good use and look forward to continuing to support them in the future. Hopefully this experience results in a positive change in the lives of people who need it the most.”
The ACLU thanked Heard for her donation: “We are incredibly grateful that Ms. Heard has so very generously shown her support for the important and necessary advocacy for victims of domestic violence. We could not be more thankful for Ms. Heard’s support — she can be confident that this gift will help other women live safely and freely.”
On Tuesday, August 16, after their divorce case was finally settled. The exes issues a joint statement, “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm. Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future.”
While many people believe that Heard donating the $7 million to charities vindicates her — we don’t.
Donating $7 million to charity proves nothing (other than the fact that both parties want this over with) — these people have the best lawyers in the world, who know how to spin what needs to be spun.
Look carefully at their joint statement: “Amber will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity.” It does not say anything about the ENTIRE proceeds of the divorce to charity. These statements are carefully worded for a reason.
Earlier this week, Amber issued a statement saying that she was “vindicated in the court of public opinion” — and then quickly retracted the statement and apologized to Depp. That’s likely all about lawyers and money. Depp has the money — she does not. It’s very likely if Heard violates the stipulations of their settlement (aka bad mouthing) — she will not get the money.
We think it’s very likely that Depp gave Heard a private settlement that we ain’t ever gonna hear about. Depp is reportedly worth $400 million. Think about it — $7 million is nothing. Of course we don’t know the truth — but we do know how to poke holes in what look like lies.
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