A beautiful gesture. Johnny Depp will donate $1 million from Heard lawsuit win to charity

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Actor Johnny Depp arrives at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., Wednesday, May 25, 2022. Depp sued his ex-wife Amber Heard for libel in Fairfax County Circuit Court after she wrote an op-ed piece in The Washington Post in 2018 referring to herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse." (Evelyn Hockstein/Pool photo via AP)

In June 2022, the trial of former spouses Johnny Depp and Amber Heard ended, in which the court found that the actress defamed the man. The court ordered Heard to pay Depp damages. The actor has now stated that he will donate $1 million of that money to charity.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard met on a movie set. They quickly fell in love and got married. However, the relationship did not last long and the divorce was announced. However, it did not end there. Last year, the former lovers sued in what was considered one of the most high-profile trials of the decade. The case was the aftermath of a column that Amber Heard published in 2018 in The Washington Post. The text showed that she was a victim of domestic violence, the perpetrator of which was Depp, her ex-husband. In Heard’s column, Depp’s name is never mentioned.

On June 1 last year, the jury decided in the trial of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, deciding in favor of the actor and ruling that he was defamed by his ex-wife. Under the judgment, Depp received $10 million and Heard received $2 million in damages (one point of her countersuit against Depp was found to be valid). Now, the actor’s representatives have said that Depp will donate $1 million from his winnings to charity.

Johnny Depp will support several foundations. The organizations that will receive money from the actor are Make-A-Film Foundation, The Painted Turtle, Red Feather, Tetiaroa Society and Amazonia Fund Alliance – each of $200,000. Foundations that will receive Depp’s support include: protection of Native Americans, as well as children suffering from life-threatening diseases (for example, the Make-A-Film Foundation fulfills children’s wishes related to Hollywood stars; Depp previously worked with the foundation).

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