Johnny Depp won his legal battle against ex-wife Amber Heard, forcing charities to reveal whether she gave the $7 million she received after their divorce to the charities.
The New York judge granted the 58-year-old actor Johnny’s partial petition, mandating the American Civil Liberties Union to release documents confirming whether Amber’s 2017 divorce settlement money was donated to charity.
The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ actor’s lawyer, Benjamin Chew, told in a statement, “Mr. Depp is most gratified by the Court’s decision.”
The lawyers for Johnny Depp have alleged that Amber lied about donating the entire settlement money to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and ACLU. They say this may have cost him his libel case against a British newspaper in November 2020.
Andrew Caldecott, Johnny’s lawyer, claimed Amber’s charitable pledge was “a calculated and manipulative lie” and thus “tipped the scales against — Mr. Depp from the very beginning.” Amber’s lawyers, however, say she did not lie and that she has already made some payments but hasn’t completed them all.
According to Finding Neverland actor, the British newspaper The Sun published a false story about him attacking his ex-wife Amber Heard while they were married. It was announced in July that Depp lost a defamation case.
Previously, judges ruled that the allegations portrayed against Depp in the article were “substantially true.” A testimony by Amber was a key component of the original case.
According to a source close to Johnny’s representative, “The judge thought she [Amber Heard] was this wonderful human being — standing up for mankind,” because of her so-called goodness, “but she was lying out of her ass [about the charity].”
According to the lawyers for News Group Newspapers, Aquaman actress Amber Heard was honest about the donations because she pledged to pay them over a period of ten years.
Lawyer Adam Wolanski stated, “[She had made] a number of payments already in pursuance of these pledges,”