What charities did Johnny Depp donate the $1 million to that he received from Amber Heard?
A year after their very public defamation trial, Amber Heard has paid Johnny Depp $1 million in damages. The actor plans to donate the amount to charities.
It’s been a year since a jury in Fairfax, Virginia, found that Amber Heard had defamed her ex-husband Johnny Depp in a 2018 Washington Post op-ed piece, in which she described herself as being a victim of domestic violence.
Heard did not name Depp directly in the article, but the actor argued that his reputation and career had been damaged by his ex-wife’s statements.
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Depp and Heard settle for $1 million
After a highly publicized trial, the court ordered Heard to pay the Pirates of the Caribbean star $15 million in damages. However, the former couple eventually reached an out-of-court settlement where Depp agreed to accept the much smaller amount of $1 million.
When they settled, Heard emphasized that she was not admitting to anything, and that she merely wanted to move on from all that had happened.
At the time of the settlement, Depp had said that he would donate the amount that he would receive to charity.
Johnny Depp’s chosen charities
According to various reports, he has already decided which charities would be given his donation: non-profits which service sick children, indigenous peoples, and the environment.
These are Make-A-Film Foundation, which helps terminally ill young people express themselves through the creation of five-minute films; The Painted Turtle, which also helps young people with grave medical problems by providing camp experiences; Red Feather, which focuses its efforts on helping Native American communities find housing; Marlon Brando’s Tetiaroa Society charity, which helps protect island and coastal communities; and the Amazonia Fund Alliance, which aims to safeguard indigenous groups who populate the Amazon.
Depp will make equal contributions of $200,000 to each of the organizations.