Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Amber Heard to Donate Divorce Settlement Money to Charity

Shifali Singh | August 18, 2016 5:00 pm Print
Update on Johnny Depp and Amber Heard divorce: Amber is going to donate the money from her divorce settlement to a charity

Two days after the divorce settlement of $7 million, AmberHeard has donated the settlement money for charity. The American Civil Liberties Union have been picked my Amber to grant her lump sum amount from the settlement. She chose this specific charitable organisation with the intentions of contributing towards fighting the cause of violence against women. She has also donated some of the money to Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

This was immediately followed by a public statement written by Amber heard, that read “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 has also mentioned in her statement “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.”

Here is Amber’s compete 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. 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 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 organizations like the Art of Elysium. Over the years, I have seen firsthand how more funding for staffing, better equipment and better medication can make the difference between life or death for a child.

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.

– Amber

Anthony Romero, the Director of American Civil Liberties Union, expressed his gratitude by saying “For years, we have worked through the courts and legislatures around the country to make sure that domestic violence victims are fully protected by the law and receive the government assistance they deserve,”. He also added, “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.”

At the same time, The CEO and President of the Children’s Hospital of LA, Paul Viviano, “On behalf of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles’ leadership, staff and the thousands of brave patients and their families who will benefit from this donation, I would like to thank Amber Heard for this tremendous gift. Her generosity will support the lifesaving treatments and cures that Children’s Hospital Los Angeles provides for critically ill children each year.”.

 

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