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Johnny Depp sends first payment to Amber Heard’s chosen charities, actress’ legal team calls out ex-husband for using it for tax deduction

26 August 2016 Entertainment News


Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Amber Heard and Johnny Depp might have reached a settlement regarding their divorce but the drama does not stop there as the actress accused her former husband of using the donated money to charity as his tax deduction.

The settlement was made earlier this month after months of scandalous allegations that surrounded the former couple. Heard was awarded $7 million and she said that she would donate all the money to American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, where she has volunteered for a decade now.

Accordingly, Depp’s rep recently announced that the actor decided to cut out the middle man and donate the settlement money directly to the charities via a series of installments. The team of Heard rejected it saying that the actor was attempting to change the terms of the settlement. The team of Heard said that they appreciate Depp’s novel interest in supporting her two favorite charities and even called it great but they will not allow it.

The statement adds, "If Johnny wishes to change the settlement agreement, we must insist that he honor the full amount by donating $ 14M to charity, which, after accounting for his tax deduction, is equal to his $ 7M payment obligation to Amber."

The legal team of Heard believes that the installment plan will reduce Depp’s true payment by half.

The ACLU confirmed that they received the funds and the Children's Hospital Los Angeles also said they received the first installment from Depp.

Depp and his legal team are yet to comment.