(LOS ANGELES) — Amber Heard on Thursday announced that she will donate the seven-million-dollar divorce settlement received from Johnny Depp to two charities.
The 30-year-old actress said in a statement obtained by ABC News that the donation will be divided equally between the American Civil Liberties Union — with a particular focus to stop violence against women — and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, for whom she volunteers.
“I know these organizations 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,” she said in the statement.
The ex-couple confirmed Tuesday that they’d settled their divorce case.
“Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm,” they said in a joint statement on Tuesday.
It was a contentious split. Heard filed for divorce from Depp in May, and then obtained a temporary restraining order against the actor a few days later, claiming he’d abused her. He denied the allegations.
Heard and Depp were married for 15 months before she filed for divorce.
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