Heard will be donating the $7 million settlement to the American Civil Liberties Union, which helps battered women, and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles in equal shares.
“Money played no role for me personally and never has, except to the extent that I could donate it to charity and hopefully help those less able to defend themselves,” Heard said in a statement.
Heard had originally accused Depp of being physically abusive. She submitted photos to the court of her bruised face, and a video surfaced of Depp throwing a wine glass after downing a large amount of wine.
Furthermore, Heard alleged that Depp cut off the tip of his finger and then drew on a mirror in blood. He accused the actress of cheating on him with Billy Bob Thornton, whom Heard starred with in the upcoming film London Fields, by writing “Starring Billy Bob” and “Easy Amber” on the wall.
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