The 30-year-old model is donating $7 million to various causes
Johnny Depp was moved by Amber Heard’s generosity after she gave her $7 million divorce settlement to various charity organizations. The Pirates of the Caribbean actor says she “deeply respects” the 30-year-old model as a result of her actions.
The first round of Heard’s chosen charities includes the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, as well as the American Civil Liberties Union.
A spokesperson recently told TMZ: “Following Amber Heard’s announcement that her divorce settlement was to be divided equally and gifted to Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union, two exceptionally deserving and important charities, Johnny Depp has sent the first of multiple instalments of those monies to each charity in the name of Amber Heard, which when completed will honor the full amount of Ms. Heard’s pledge. Ms. Heard’s generosity in giving to these wonderful causes is deeply respected.”
The star had previously announced her plans to give away all the money to various causes.
“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. This is over and above any funds that I have given away in the past and will continue to give away in the future,” she stated.
The star is no stranger to some of these institutions, as she has worked as a volunteer over the past 10 years.
She continued: “The donation will be divided equally between the ACLU, with a particular focus to stop violence against women, and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, where I have worked as a volunteer for the past 10 years alongside organisations like the Art of Elysium.”
Heard hopes that the money will go into better staffing, medication, and tools to save more lives.