Amber Heard Donated All of Her Divorce Settlement Money from Johnny Depp to Charity

The $7 million will be split amongst various charities dedicated to stopping violence against women.

After reaching a settlement with ex-husband Johnny Depp outside of court earlier this week, Amber Heard has released a statement saying that she will donate the money to charity.

"As described in the restraining order and divorce settlement (opens in new tab), money played no role for me personally and never has, except to the extent that I could donate it to charity and, in doing so, hopefully help those less able to defend themselves," Heard said in a statement to People.

"As reported in the media, the amount received in the divorce was $7 million and $7 million is being donated," she continued. "This is over and above any funds that I have given away in the past and will continue to give away in the future (opens in new tab)."

Heard first filed for divorce from Depp in May (opens in new tab), citing irreconcilable differences. That same week, she was also granted a temporary restraining order (opens in new tab) after alleging that Depp had physically and emotionally abused her throughout their relationship. The restraining order was terminated on Tuesday.

"Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile (opens in new tab), but always bound by love," the pair said in a joint statement, according to The Associated Press. "Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm."

Heard specified that the money will be divided amongst multiple charities, including those that aim to combat violence against women, and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, where the actress is a longtime volunteer.

"I know these organizations will put the funds to good use and look forward to continuing to support them in the future," she continued. "Hopefully, this experience results in a positive change in the lives of people who need it the most (opens in new tab)."

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Gina Mei

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