Amber Heard Gives Full Divorce Settlement to Charity

$3.5 million will go to combating violence against women
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2016 3:42 AM CDT
Amber Heard Gives Full Divorce Settlement to Charity
Amber Heard leaves Los Angeles Superior Court on May 27, 2016, after giving a sworn declaration that her husband, Johnny Depp, threw her cellphone at her during a fight.   (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

The Amber Heard-Johnny Depp divorce saga has ended with a peaceful settlement—and a stinging retort to those who accused Heard of being after Depp's money. Heard announced Thursday that she is giving the entire $7 million settlement to charity, People reports. "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 a statement.

Heard—who accused Depp of hitting her but dropped a restraining order request as part of the settlement—says half the money will go to the American Civil Liberties Union, with a request that it be used for the ACLU's programs to combat violence against women, the Guardian reports. The other half will go to Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where Heard has worked as a volunteer for the last 10 years. (Read more Amber Heard stories.)

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