Johnny Depp has donated proceeds from the NFT sale to four charities, including the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, which is affiliated with Amber Heard.
Johnny Depp donated
On Wednesday (July 6), Depp’s Never Fear Truth NFT (Non-Fungible Token) platform announced that it had raised “approximately $800,000 (£666,530) in total donations”, which split between four organizations.
Beneficiaries named in tweet
“Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation (via CAF America), Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (via CAF America), The Footprint Coalition, [and] Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
Of the four beneficiary charities, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles is associated with Depp’s ex-wife, Heard.
During the estranged couple’s recent defamation lawsuit, it revealed that Heard had failed to donate his $7m (£5.8m) divorce payment from Depp, as he had promised to do in 2016. Hurd said one of the two charities said it would split the agreement between Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. The second was the American Civil Liberties Union.
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, fans praised The Pirates of the Caribbean actor for his “never-ending kindness”. Pointing to the lawsuit, one person wrote: “And this, ladies and gentlemen, is benevolence. And the difference between an unfulfilled pledge and an outright donation. P.S. Pledges often have a schedule for fulfillment. and a signed pledge vehicle. I am sure these organizations are very grateful.
Ex-husband sued her
Heard subjected to intense scrutiny during the hearing, cross-examined by Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez after she claimed she was unable to honor those vows because her ex-husband sued her. Aquaman Starr also said that he used the terms “pledge” and “charity” interchangeably, and then compared donating to buy a home through mortgage payments over time separately.
An anonymous jury previously said
I resolved to donate completely. When you say you buy a house, you don’t pay off the entire house at once. You pay it off over time,” she said at the time. An anonymous jury in the defamation suit opposing Depp and Heard had previously said she had not donated the divorce settlement to charity because she claimed it was “a nuisance.”
Depp on his ex-wife for The Washington Post
She filed a defamation suit over a 2018 op-ed where she described herself as a victim of domestic abuse and spoke of feeling “the full force of our culture’s wrath for women who speak”.
Heard countered Depp for “arranging a smear campaign” for $100 million (£83 million).
In rendering its verdict, a jury of seven determined that Heard had defamed Depp on all three counts. Depp was awarded $10m (£8.3m) in compensatory damages and $5m (£416,460) in punitive damages, which were later reduced to the state’s legal limit of $350,00 (£291,522).
Hurd won one of his three defenses, in which the jury found that Depp — through his attorney Adam Waldman — had defamed him by branding his allegations about the 2016 incident “an ambush, a hoax.”