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Amber Heard denies Johnny Depp's claim she pocketed $7 divorce settlement instead of giving it to charity
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Amber Heard denies Johnny Depp's claim she pocketed $7 divorce settlement instead of giving it to charity

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Amber Heard denies Johnny Depp's claim she pocketed $7 divorce settlement instead of giving it to charity

Amber Heard's lawyer has insisted she will "eventually" donate her $7 million divorce settlement to charity.

The 'Aquaman' star's ex-husband Johnny Depp's legal team planned to use the fact she hasn't yet honoured her pledge to give the money to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union as part of his appeal against the loss of his defamation case against The Sun newspaper - who branded the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star a wife-beater - but the actress' representatives insisted she still intends to "fulfill her pledge".

Documents show that only $100,000 of the $3.5 million promised to the charities has been received.

In a statement issued to E! News, Amber's attorney Elaine Bredehoft, said: “Amber has already been responsible for seven figures in donations to charitable causes and intends to continue to contribute and eventually fulfil her pledge.

“However, Amber has been delayed in that goal because Mr. Depp filed a lawsuit against her, and consequently, she has been forced to spend millions of dollars defending Mr. Depp’s false accusations against her.”

The representative has accused the 57-year-old actor of trying to "divert attention" away from himself.

They added: “Mr. Depp’s effort to plant stories in the media criticising Amber for not yet fulfilling all the donations she pledged to charity is yet another desperate attempt to divert attention."

The 'Rum Diary' star had taken action against the British publication after they branded him a wife beater who had assaulted his then-spouse Heard but a judge ultimately ruled in favour of the newspaper.

And in his ruling, Judge Andrew Nichol said: "Her donation of the $7 million to charity is hardly the act one would expect of a gold-digger."

Johnny's appeal was denied by a judge, who claimed the case didn't have “a reasonable prospect of success”.

And they have subsequently taken the claim directly to the Court of Appeal, where they've argued he "did not get a fair trial".

Since the high-profile trial, the actor has quit his role as Gellart Grindelwald in the 'Fantastic Beasts' franchise at the request of Warner Bros.

The 'Edward Scissorhands' actor is also suing his ex-wife for defamation, claiming her accusations of domestic abuse in The Washington Post were part of an "elaborate hoax"which has damaged his career.

This article originally ran on celebretainment.com.

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