Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's divorce has been a complicated one. Amidst the legal battles, it was discovered that Amber never donated her settlement to charity as promised. The latest update is that she will be donating US$7 million in proceeds from his lawsuit against British tabloid Sun on Sunday after they referred to him as 'wife-beater'
Amber Heard's divorce has been a long and drawn-out ordeal. She was married to Johnny Depp for only 3 years before their marital woes ended in 2016, resulting in an expensive US$7 million settlement from the actor of which she pledged that it would be donated to two important ACLU charities: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Now reports have come out stating that neither institution ever received any donations stemming from this situation; instead accusing her ex-husband on suing British tabloid paper "The Sun" after they labeled him as a wife-beater back in 2018.
When a judge ruled in November 2020 that Heard's allegations of domestic violence were substantially true, the court also mentioned she donated her divorce settlement to charity. Depp's legal team argued that this false information about payments affected the ruling and added it was just one example of how she orchestrated calculated lies to sway public opinion during their trial. Johnny later expressed his frustration with not receiving an impartial hearing when he said "I didn’t get a fair shake."
With fresh evidence, Depp’s legal team appealed to overturn the November 2020 ruling. However, in March 2021, The Court of Appeal rejected their appeal and ruled that Kevin cannot challenge High Court's decision on him assaulting his former partner Amber Heard. Even though James Dingemans and Nicholas Underhill said that there weren’t any errors or mistakes made by high court judges but they also claimed that it was full fair with no changes needed to be done at all.
John Depp has filed a defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard after she wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post. The article negatively affected his career, leading to him having to resign from Gellert Grindelwald's role in "Fantastic Beasts."