Moment Depp's Lawyer Calls Out Amber Heard For Not Donating $7 Million Divorce Settlement To Charity

Amber Heard has been called out in court for failing to donate her $7 million divorce settlement to charity, despite stating that she already had done so.
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As reported by Insider, following Johnny Depp and Amber Heard reaching a settlement in their 2016 divorce, the Aquaman star said that she would be donating $3.5 million to the American Civil Liberties Union and another $3.5 million to the Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

On Monday, May 16, Heard once again took to the stand to deliver her testimony in the $50 million defamation trial against her ex-husband. The 36-year-old actress is being sued by Depp after she referred to herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse" in an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post back in 2018.

Heard is countersuing her the 58-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean star for $100 million, claiming she was only ever violent against her ex-husband in self-defense or defense of her younger sister, per NBC News.

During her testimony on Monday, Heard faced cross-examination from Depp's lawyer, Camille Vasquez.

Watch the moment unfold below:

Heard was asked to confirm the comments she made during a 2018 interview in which she said had donated the $7 million settlement between the two aforementioned charities.

"That is correct, I made that statement as soon as I got a divorce and we reached the settlement. That's when I pledged it - right then," Heard told the court.

Vasquez then replied: "But you hadn't donated your entire $7 million settlement to charity at that point, had you?"

"That is incorrect," Heard tells the lawyer.

Heard is then asked: "Sitting here today, Ms. Heard, you still haven't donated the $7 million divorce settlement to charity, isn't that right?"

"Incorrect. I pledged the entirety," Heard says, saying that she still intends to fulfill a donation to the charities.

"Ms. Heard, that's not my question," Vasquez said. "Please, try and answer my question. Sitting here today, you have not donated the $7 million - donated, not pledged, donated - the $7 million to charity."

"I use 'pledge' and 'donation' synonymous with one another," the Aquaman star then told the court.

"I don’t use it synonymously," Vasquez replied, before asking: "As of today, you have not paid $3.5 million of your own money to the ACLU. Yes or no."

"I have not yet," Heard said.

Vasquez then asked: "As of today, you have not paid $3.5 million of your own money to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, correct?"

"I have not yet," Heard said, before adding: "Johnny sued me."

ACLU had testified earlier in the trial that they had never received the full $3.5 million Heard had promised back in 2018 and that one of the donations it had received in the actor's name came from SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

Musk and Heard had dated following the actor's marriage with Depp.

Heard then confirmed Musk's intervention, by telling the court: "I believe Elon made a donation in my honor, one of the years."

The Pineapple Express star has repeatedly said that she was never with Depp for his wealth, and claimed that the reason she said she would donate the divorce settlement is that she "wanted nothing" from her ex-husband.

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