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Johnny Depp Begins Donating Amber Heard's Settlement Money to Charity: Her Generosity Is 'Deeply Respected'

by Jackie Willis 10:20 AM PDT, August 25, 2016
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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard appear much more amicable now that their divorce is settled.

The 30-year-old actress was awarded $7 million in the divorce settlement with Depp, and chose to donate it all to charity. On Friday, ET confirmed that the actor had sent financial donations to the two charities chosen by Heard.

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"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 installments 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," his rep said in a statement. "Ms. Heard’s generosity in giving to these wonderful causes is deeply respected."

Last week, Heard explained to ET why she chose to give her settlement money to these organizations.

"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," she said in a statement. "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."

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Both charities have thanked the actress for her generous contributions. "I know these organizations will put the funds to good use and look forward to continuing to support them in the future," Heard concluded. "Hopefully, this experience results in a positive change in the lives of people who need it the most."

The exes settled their lengthy case last week after Heard withdrew her request for a domestic violence restraining order against Depp, 53. "Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love," they said in a joint statement. "Neither party has made false accusations for financial gains. There was never an intent of physical or emotional harm."

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