Johnny Depp donating $1 million Amber Heard payout to charity

Johnny Depp will donate his $1 million winnings from the Amber Heard trial to five different charity organizations.

Last Updated on July 2, 2023

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Johnny Depp is making good on the promise to donate his $1 million payment in his defamation case against Amber Heard to charity. As per People, a source said that Depp will divide the $1 million into five equal $200,000 donations to Make-A-Film Foundation, The Painted Turtle, Red Feather, Tetiaroa Society, and Amazonia Fund Alliance.

A statement on behalf of Johnny Depp regarding his payout from the Amber Heard case read in part: “The payment of $1M – which Mr. Depp is pledging and will (actually) donate to charities – reinforces Ms. Heard’s acknowledgement of the conclusion of the legal system’s rigorous pursuit for justice.”

Despite Amber Heard settling the lawsuit in December, she says it was not an admission of guilt in the Johnny Depp trial. “It’s important for me to say that I never chose this. I defended my truth and in doing so my life as I knew it was destroyed. The vilification I have faced on social media is an amplified version of the ways in which women are re-victimised when they come forward. Now I finally have an opportunity to emancipate myself from something I attempted to leave over six years ago and on terms I can agree to. I have made no admission. This is not an act of concession.”

The array of causes that these charities cover – including those related to the arts, camps for those with serious medical conditions and wildlife preservation – show Johnny Depp’s commitment to spreading the literal wealth.

While Amber Heard seems to be living a fulfilling life in Spain, Johnny Depp has plenty lined up, including Jeanne du Barry, which earned a seven-minute standing ovation at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and Modi, his first directorial feature since 1997’s The Brave. Unfortunately, he may be dimming his spotlight a bit, as he said in May, “I don’t have much further need for Hollywood myself.”

How do you feel about Johnny Depp donating his $1 million payout from Amber Heard to these charities? Has he made a full recovery in the public eye? Give us your thoughts in the comments section below!

Source: People

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