Amber Heard Denies Lying About Making $7 Million in Johnny Depp Divorce Donations Despite Video Evidence

Amber Heard has denied lying about donating $7 million in donations to two charities from her divorce payment from Johnny Depp, despite damning video evidence used in court in the former couple’s high-stakes defamation lawsuit.

The Aquaman actress was subjected to an intensive cross-examination by Mr Depp’s lawyer Monday afternoon, where she claimed she was unable to complete the payments due to the charges of her ex-husband who sued her.

“I still intend to keep all my promises,” she testified.

“I’d like him to stop suing me so I can.”

When the $7 million divorce settlement was reached in August 2016, Ms. Heard promised to split the entire payout equally between the ACLU and the Los Angeles Children’s Hospital.

Terence Dougherty, the ACLU’s chief operating officer and general counsel, testified earlier at the trial that the charity had received less than half of its promised $3.5 million so far.

Dougherty said $350,000 was paid directly by Ms. Heard, $100,000 was paid through Mr. Depp, $500,000 was paid through a donor-advised fund, and $350,000 was also paid through a donor-advised fund — for a total donation of $1.3 million.

When Ms Heard said she had not been able to honor her commitment to make the donations because her ex-husband sued her during Monday’s testimony, Mr Depp’s lawyer pushed back that 13 months had passed between the receiving the full divorce settlement and filing the lawsuit. †

The court was shown a clip of Ms Heard’s performance in the Danish TV show RTL Late Night in October 2018, where she said “a total of $7 million was donated.”

“I split the amount between the ACLU and CHLA. ACLU is a prominent non-profit organization in the US and they work on behalf of marginalized communities on the ground and in legislative reform,” she said on the show.

“I didn’t want anything.”

The final payment of $2.3 million was paid on Feb. 1, 201, the court heard.

Ms Heard claimed that she used the terms ‘promised’ and ‘donated’ interchangeably.

Depp is suing his ex-wife for libel over a 2018 op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post where she described herself as a “public figure who represents domestic violence”.

The pirates of the caribbean actor is not mentioned in the article, which is titled “I spoke against sexual assault – and faced the wrath of our culture. That must change”.

However, Depp claims that it falsely implies that he is a domestic abuser – something he vehemently denies – and that as a result, he struggles to land roles in Hollywood. He demands $50 million.

Ms. Heard is suing for $100 million, accusing Mr. Depp of organizing a “smear campaign” against her and describing his lawsuit as a continuation of “abuse and harassment.”

The trial began on April 11 in Fairfax, Virginia, with explosive testimony in court.

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