Written by Melanie Burton, August 19, 2016

After coming to a divorce settlement agreement with estranged hubby Johnny Depp earlier in the week, it’s now been reported that Amber Heard is donating her entire portion to charity.

Yep, Amber will receive $7 million from Johnny – who she split from in May – and, after hinting that she would donate a chunk of the money to charity, it’s now been revealed that she’ll split it between a children’s hospital and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to help victims of domestic violence.

Amber filed for divorce against Johnny after allegations that he was physically violent towards her.

Amber said in a 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.

Amber and Johnny come to a divorce settlement

“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 organisations 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 organisations 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.”

Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union, said in a statement: “We are incredibly grateful that Ms. Heard has so very generously shown her support for the important and necessary advocacy for victims of domestic violence.

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The ACLU

“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.

“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.”

Paul S. Viviano, president and chief executive officer of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, said: “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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The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Onya, Amber!

 

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