Amber Heard is donating her entire $7 million divorce settlement to charity


This just makes me so sad. Earlier this week, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp finalized their divorce settlement after months of back-and-forth drama, accusations and more. It seemed like these past months were really hard on Amber, as Team Depp threw everything they could at her, calling her a liar, a golddigger, a crazy person and more. And in the end, Depp had to pay Amber $7 million. Folded into the settlement announcement was Amber’s announcement that she would donate money to domestic violence victims, but everyone was like, “Oh, she just means she’s going to donate part of her settlement.” No. She donated the whole settlement.

Amber Heard has donated her full $7 million divorce settlement from Johnny Depp to charity.

“As described in the restraining order and divorce settlement, 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, 30, said in a Thursday statement obtained by PEOPLE. The actress added: “As reported in the media, the amount received in the divorce was $7 million and $7 million is being donated. This is over and above any funds that I have given away in the past and will continue to give away in the future.”

Heard added in her statement on Tuesday that the donation will be divided amongst a number of charities but with “a particular focus to stop violence against women” as well as the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, where Heard has worked as a volunteer for the past 10 years.

“I know these organizations will put the funds to good use and look forward to continuing to support them in the future. Hopefully, this experience results in a positive change in the lives of people who need it the most,” the actress concluded in her statement.

[From People]

The final, classy “f—k you” to Johnny Depp. It feels good and bad. It feels good because she’s literally putting her money where her mouth is – she always maintained that it wasn’t about the money, and here are the receipts. It feels bad because that money was hers and many of us hoped that she would use that money to build a new life for herself. If any ex-wife deserved to walk away with a nice settlement, it’s Amber, and she shouldn’t let Depp’s “she’s a lying golddigger” smear campaign affect her actions. Then again, much like the real estate issue, it’s possible that Amber wants to start her new life “clean,” untouched by anything Depp-related.


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  1. Lee says:

    Well done!

    • Morning Coffee says:

      I think it is fantastic. F-you, Johnny. I don’t plan to watch anymore Johnny Depp movies, but I will make it a point to see Amber Heard’s next flick (unless Depp manages to get her blacklisted, which wouldn’t surprise me in the least).

      • Hooboy! says:

        It is amazing to me how easy it is for PR to work. Read a headline and believe it! I can’t do that and am waiting for proof that she, in fact, does this.

      • jeanpierre says:

        Charities issued a statement to thank her, you smart ass.

      • Lady D says:

        Her detractors will now insist! that charities prove she did indeed donate. I wonder what their next trick will be when charities prove her right?

      • K2 says:

        Funny how people refuse to believe Heard on the abuse or the donations despite ample evidence (what sort of idiot would think she could get away with claiming donations and never making them, without the media finding out?) but in the teeth of every scrap of said evidence, swear up and down that Depp isn’t a substance-addled, abusive nightmare.

      • Amy says:

        Good for her. Unnecessary but i think it speaks volumes about her character.

      • Mare says:

        It’s doubtful that Amber will be getting many acting jobs.

      • silliness says:

        @Mare, she’s never had a problem in the past. She’s been a working actress for 10+ years, long before she met Depp.

    • BritAfrica says:

      Hear…..hear! I have so much respect for this woman.

      Well done for fighting back, well done for standing your ground, well done for challenging that thug and well done for choosing to move on……..clean and free!

    • nikko says:

      She doesn’t need the money, her father is super rich.

  2. Little Darling says:

    I could not have more respect for this woman. It would be impossible.

    • jeanpierre says:

      Yep. Great gesture, brilliant move. She is very strong, classy and full of dignity. I will support her in her next projects.

    • Soror Bro says:

      No one respects her more than I do at the moment. It wouldn’t be possible.

    • MsGoblin says:

      If I ever had any doubts about her motives, I now apologize profusely.

      What a lovely and telling thing to do.

      • Harla Jodet says:

        I’m so with you MsGoblin! When all this first came out I was a bit sceptical, having been a fan of JD for ever, but now I am firmly on her side.

        I have to say this whole event was a real eye opener on how Hollywood works. I am disgusted how in this day and age, victims are torn apart and made to prove the crime against them while the perpetrators are glorified and defended simply because of the dollars they bring the studios. I can firmly say that no studio will get a penny out of me for one of JD’s movies.

        All that being said, I really hope JD gets the help he so obviously needs and that Amber can begin her healing.

      • Brandy Armstrong says:

        +1 right there with you

      • sherry says:

        Me too. I had doubts about the whole thing, but when I read about this, I felt ashamed. I publicly apologize to Ms. Heard for ever doubting her and I hope she continues to land great roles and do great things with her life.

        Bravo and keep up the good work. Hopefully, Depp will seek the help he obviously needs.

    • Kitten says:

      She might not be the best actress in the world, but she has a fan in me. She couldn’t have handled this more graciously, when her abuser was not deserving of her kindness.

      F*ck every single person who called her a gold-digger.

      • Em says:

        Everything you said, Kitten. I have nothing but respect and admiration for her.

      • I Choose Me says:

        Yup. She didn’t have to do this. She deserves every bit of the 7 mill and more and I’m glad her most vocal detractors now need to eat crow.

      • Liberty says:

        Well said, Kitten, and I echo your F*ck every person still maligning her and riding the JD train of crap.

      • Chaser says:

        Yup. I’ve been in support of her this entire incident but never been a fan of her acting. I’ll be in financially supporting of any project she does in the future.

        I do feel sad that in order for a DV victim to be ‘believed’ that they need to give away their settlement. For me it just reflects the type of society we live in and in no way am I critical of Amber for doing so.

        Also, to any DV victims out there, I can’t imagine what it’s like to be treat so abhorrently by the one person who is meant to love and care for you the most. I have so much respect.

    • Anna says:

      The comments on DailyMail claim that this is all a PR ploy to get her career back because it was ruined after this whole debacle.
      I’m not surprised because it’s the DailyMail but come on. That’s a stretch even for them

      • lol says:

        even if it is an image-rehabilitating PR move, it’s still a fundamentally decent thing to do and she gets hella kudos

    • Alyce says:

      I am so inspired by her! I’ll buy a ticket for every movie she’s in from here on out!

      • Wurstbonbon says:

        Well, not for every movie, but for a couple of them just to support here: definitely. I was very skeptical on this whole thing because something about her just strikes me as off but this is a very awesome and unexpected move. Didnt see that coming. I wish she had kept some for herself but I would like to hope that this decision lands her so many fans (like us now obvs) that she doesnt need that money because she has a career coming up.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      Agreed, and I feel that no matter the effort JD (ha) makes in HW to soil her, directors and writers will feel otherwise. Any smear campaign from this point on will make him look like an even more disgusting human being.

      • Lady D says:

        All JD has to do is subtly let it be known he won’t work for a studio that employs Amber and there goes her career.

      • silliness says:

        @Lady D, the thing is, with his shenanigans on POTC5, I find it hard to believe that he’s going to be easy to insure, plus the fact that as “great” of an actor as he can be, his more recent projects have tanked epically. She’s not a huge expense; he is, and one that doesn’t pay for itself recently, so hopefully he really won’t have that leverage. At least I don’t see it.

    • Saks says:

      Yes! It is a bittersweet finale but what an awesome woman she has proven to be throughout this difficult period for her. Brava Amber!

  3. Maya says:

    Well done Amber.

    She has been volunteering at those charities for a decade and has seen first handed how hard it is for abused women to fight without resources.

    Amber will be fine – she is a good woman who has lots of friends.

    Depp on the other hand will hopefully won’t be hired anymore. I won’t ever watch another movie of his and forcing my family and friends to not watch it either.

  4. Lucy2 says:

    Good for her! I will admit that I am surprised, but that is the best way to fight back against the gold digger claims.
    She has a couple of movies lined up, maybe her career is going well enough that she doesn’t need that money to rebuild her life.

    • Naya says:

      It was the best way to defeat the gold digger accusations and it’s great for the charities but I deeply resent that she even had to. Think about it. The victim has been forced to defend HER name by giving away something she was legally and morally entitled to. She may or may not get decent work after her current projects are completed. I wager it will be “not” and the money could have been her safety net in an unpredictable career.

      • Capepopsie says:

        That is true. But think of the integrity this
        Woman has shown all the way! It really takes
        Strength, courage and dignity to handle
        Something so terrible as gracefully as she has

        From initially not really liking her I have come
        To the point of deep admiration and
        Respect. She has become a role model for
        All women experiencing abuse of anykind

        For that she has earned My profound
        Respect I am sure she is going to move
        On with her life knowing she never ever
        Has to bend down in gratitude to HIM for making that possible.

      • Harla Jodet says:

        It is truly disgusting how the victim, not only in this situation but in others as well, has to fight tooth and nail for the truth while the perpetrator has little to worry about. What has happened to us, as human beings that we make the victim prove the crime happened rather than make the perpetrator prove it didn’t?

      • RedOnTheHead says:

        Naya, totally with you. I respect the hell out of her for doing this but I would have still respected the hell out of her if she would have kept some of it to live on. She was absolutely entitled to this and I wish she had gotten more. It’s enraging to me that she would even feel that she had to do this to “repair” her reputation.

        As a victim of DV myself, I’m soooo f’ing tired of the efforts to turn the blame back onto the victim. My feeling on it is unless you have been a victim of DV and walked in those shoes, then you don’t get a vote or a voice. You just get to sit down and shut the fuck up.

      • Anna says:

        Totally agree with you @Naya I am really frustrated by the message this sends and all of the accolades she’s getting for doing these which just continues the narrative that women need to give, give, give in order to be considered “good” or “ethical.” No, it’s her money and she had the right to do whatever she pleased. If she kept the money to start a new life post-JD, I would still say good for her and that she is just as good of a person and just as ethical. I’m tired of the trope of women having to be these giving saints that is perpetuated directly or indirectly in these comments and the way people view women. That’s why it’s hard for us to get ahead. We link “selflessness” to saintliness and “goodness”, and then we keel over early from heart disease and all other manner of stress and “selflessness”-related ailments. Women deserve so much more and keeping these tired tropes alive does nothing to further our cause.

    • Karen says:

      Also remember allegedly she was going broke from lawyer bills, but the settlement has Johnny paying/reimbursing Amber’s legal fees. So she basically gets to keep her original bank as well.

  5. Samtha says:

    So…now where are the Depp apologists here (few though they were) who’ve been claiming it’s all about the $$ for Amber?

    I wonder if any of them will have the courage to admit they were wrong, or if they’ll have yet another excuse.

    • Naya says:

      There are not here probably. They are regrouping on Daily Mail, TMZ and for some reason, Dlisted. Their party line now goes something like “she has her claws in Elon Musk and she is playing the long game with him”

      • AlleyCat says:

        I was really sad about DListed. I love that website and all its snark, and usually the comments are decent. The majority of that thread was Team Depp and still didn’t believe that Amber donated, even though they confirmed she did. It’s gross.

      • Samtha says:

        I’ve given up reading about Amber and Depp anywhere else on the internet but here, pretty much. Dlisted makes me so sad. I do wonder how many of the vile comments are from their regulars and how many are from astroturf, though.

      • swak says:

        I avoid comments on both TMZ and Daily Mail. Doesn’t matter what the story is the comments are uncensored and just down right nasty. I can’t imagine what the comments are for this story.

      • justme says:

        Dlisted is no longer the site it used to be. Lots of bullies who like to gang up on posters they don’t like. Michael K is still hilarious but they need a moderator.

      • Lindsay says:

        The party line at the Daily Mail seems to be this was a failed attempt to buy her reputation back. Lovely people… bless their hearts.

      • Lady D says:

        I’ve been a lurker on DListed for almost 8 years. I like Micheal K immensely and was really surprised and disheartened by the comments from regulars, people I had some respect for. I’ve also noticed the ganging up on, a lot lately. I’m done with that site too. I’m sure they won’t care.

      • jeanpierre says:

        Same here, I read dlisted since a long time and was very disappointed at those comments. I don’t and won’t go there anymore.

      • Little Darling says:

        I too had to quit DListed, and I was a regular and a fan. Michael K is HILARIOUS, but the commenters have gotten too aggressive, too mean spirited and way too nasty. It is sad because the snark could be really really enjoyable over there!

      • mia girl says:

        I love Michael K’s take on things and am a long-time visitor to DListed.

        To those saying they have left or will leave because of commenters, I respectfully ask that you don’t. That only hurts Micheal’s business/success. He provides a great product that you all enjoy.

        Just don’t scroll down and read the comments. That’s what I do and have done for quite some time.

      • Aren says:

        I also had to leave Dlisted and I’m sort of comforted to see that I wasn’t the only one having problems with the comments there.
        The amount of hate towards people like Lohan is scary, and anything that’s about feminism or movements like #Black Lives Matter gets mocked and rejected.
        Michael K. is great, but I don’t want to give traffic to somebody who allows such comments on his site.

      • Bonzo says:

        I’ve enjoyed DListed for the Tiddles snark, but I was very disappointed in the way they were spinning this morning’s posts about Amber donating. Very sad.

      • Vox says:

        I’m saddened by D-Listed too. Everywhere else on the internet is completely vicious towards Amber. I don’t really like her personally, but you can’t deny this was a wonderful thing to do and clearly it wasn’t about the money.

    • thaliasghost says:

      Oh, they are out on every site that has a comment function mainly saying that she is dating a billionaire so why would she have a problem giving money away.

      I recently went on the instagram of Depp’s daughter and I was disgusted at the number of women defending him to their last breathth. Sometimes people make me so f-ing sad.

      • BrooklynTam says:

        Sad. And they’re NOT dating anyway!

      • Liberty says:

        I don’t care if she is dating three billionaires, though I admit Elon makes me giggle somehow.

        She still didn’t have to donate the funds in their entirety, but she DID.

    • Ellie says:

      I guess I’m the closest thing to a Johnny Depp apologist because I’ve always maintained that he is an abuser AND she is a golddigger. I’m happy to answer.

      I don’t know if this refutes the stance that she is a golddigger so much as it makes clear that she was really badly served by her legal representation. If she really really really never wanted any money, they simply should have framed this that way at the beginning. They have served her so poorly, I am genuinely sorry for her.

      It came down to money v reputation. Her reputation was destroyed by this trial (despite the positive comments on celebitchy) so she obviously felt by the end that the money wasn’t worth it.

      I think this is actually a mistake. The public are very fickle and I’d rather have money in my pocket than “win” this battle. My fear is that no one in her team has up to this point been very good at reading the court of public opinion. This could be a very expensive mistake for no real payoff.

      • CornyBlue says:

        The amount of mental gymnastics you just did to make such a positive thing seem unfavorable for Amber is truly remarkable.

      • Wren says:

        They did. It was part of the original statements about the divorce. The golddigger narrative was pushed because it was easy, and people bought it because it’s a cultural trope. Why else would a pretty girl marry a rich man? There couldn’t possibly be any other reason than a payday. While I think her representation could have been better, they were up against a formidable opponent with immense resources at its disposal.

        If she’s a golddigger she’s pretty bad at it.

      • Ellie says:


        I agree, she’s a really bad golddigger. Not everyone is good at everything.

      • tealily says:

        But why shouldn’t she have the money? He abused her. Why shouldn’t she have sought a settlement? That’s the part that kills me about all of this. Kudos to her for giving it away, but she shouldn’t have to!

      • AngelaH says:

        Didn’t she say early on that she would be donating any money to charity?

      • Vida says:

        @ Ellie
        Nice and rational move from AH! As you said, it’s money versus reputation.
        7 million in Hollywood is nothing, It was not worth it especially if she wants to rebuild her career/reputation. She needed to walk the talk!
        She will be fine with Elon Musk.

      • Wren says:

        The thing is, she’s so bad at it why even credit her with the title? She’s not stupid and it’s not that hard to figure out how the whole “pander to rich man, get money” thing works. There’s “not good” at something, and then there’s “so bad at it it’s hard to even tell what the person is trying to do”. It’s astounding how much people desperately want to cling to that narrative, but then again I know (otherwise intelligent) people who firmly believe that Obama is the minion of the devil, hates America, and is secretly Hitler. And post about it on fb in all seriousness.

      • Flowerchild says:

        @ Ellie

        I just have to laugh not only at you comment, but the fact that you seemed to have missed Wren sarcastic remark.


        Yes she did Ellie has no idea what he/she is talking about and is mostly likely one of Deeps paid lackeys. Or a delusional fan that is gripping stings to hope on deep BS narrative.

      • cakecakecake says:


        I agree totally w/your post.

      • C'est la Vie says:


        Did you ever stop to think that she really is a kind person with good intentions? After all, she has worked with a charity for at least 10 years. That is longer than she’s been involved with Depp. And it shows true dedication to a great cause.

        That donation is something that is heartfelt, not calculated.

      • supposedtobeworking says:

        I am glad this was the outcome for her.
        I hope she has healthy relationships going forward. This whole year could not have been easy, especially with the spotlight. Good for her for continuing to support DV causes.

      • Belladonna says:

        Another thing Amber has proven to NOT be good at, is playing Depp’s victim. As a domestic violence survivor myself, who previously only thought of AH as, that gold digger, that midlife crisis, Johnny “Capt Jack” Depp married, I admire her generous spirit in donating her proceeds. The gesture cannot be discounted entirely as PR-spin, or, because she currently makes a good living in acting, or, as a result of speculation she is dating a billionaire. Actions speak loudest, Depp looks like the troubled, abusive, addict he has always been and Amber looks like the boss bitch, she has to be, in order to be the first woman, to be more than engaged to him, since his first marriage. He never even married the mother of his kids.

      • Nicole (the Cdn one) says:

        I don’t agree on tHe gold digger label but I wholeheartedly agree that she got terrible advice which opened her up to that argument.

        If she’d gotten proper advice, she would have filed for divorce and sought no support and concurrently filed a criminal complaint for assault and a civil suit for damages. Abuse doesn’t increase your legal entitlement to support in a divorce. Claiming no support but filing a suit for damages diffuses the argument of falsifying allegations for leverage in a divorce and makes it clear you are looking for a declaration of assault. And when he settled, it would be clear he wasn’t settling to get out of a marriage but to make allegations of abuse go away.

        Her lawyers should have anticipated how her divorce filing would have been used against her and recommended a better course of action to get her to the endpoint she desired – divorced and with some recognition of the abuse, however indirect – without all the negative publicity.

      • Veronica says:

        The real problem with the (inherently misogynistic) gold digger narrative is that it treats the wealthy male partner as a passive participant and frames the woman as a sexual aggressor utilizing some form of jezebel magic for which the man has no defense. It ignores the fact that a wealthy man with his kind of connections is in a inherently more powerful social position in order to generate a narrative that strips him of responsibility for his actions.

        Frankly, even if her motivations weren’t pure, it’s irrelevant, because they were both adults entering a contract consensually, and he’s the one who violated it with this behavior. The argument is perhaps even more inane than usual because my suspicion is that most people would be hard pressed to overlook a wealthy, charming, world-renowned movie star pursuing them romantically. And because I will cut off my arm before I buy into the narrative that a man in his fifties whose career is past its peak had only “pure intentions” pursuing an intensely attractive woman half his age right after leaving his partner of twelve years and two children.

    • Maleficent says:

      I admittedly thought it was all about the money….I stand corrected and ashamed.

    • Colette says:

      There are about 5,000 of them on TMZ .I had to cut off my Disqus notifications last night because of them.According to them she did all this including donating money to charity because of some grand scheme to destroy HIS career.SMH

      • Miss S says:

        Some people just made their mind up about her and it’s basically this idea that she is the Gone Girl character, because that’s the logical conclusion considering what we know about domestic abuse…

    • Timbuktu says:

      I’m not a Depp apologist, but I wasn’t feeling Amber (especially prior to the abuse talk, as in when they were still together and pretending to be happy, I thought she was in him for the exposure and the money, not for love, because he seemed like a drunk mess to me, even before I knew of other issues he has).
      I admit I was wrong about her.

      • Miss S says:

        You don’t need to like her, you can just give her the benefit of the doubt and respect her. And if she was with him for exposure, he was with her because she is a hot young woman which was probably great for his ego. Why are her hypothetical motivations worse than his? I don’t get that mindset.

      • Timbuktu says:

        @Miss S
        First, allow me to thank you for lashing out at me for admitting my mistake. That really makes me want to do it more often.

        Second of all, I never said that I liked his intentions in that marriage, did I? I thought it was a bad idea for both of them, if you must know. I stated what was relevant to Amber, since we’re discussing her here. So, I don’t appreciate your assumptions about my “mindset” based on absolutely no evidence.

      • Miss S says:

        @Timbuktu, I didn’t mean to come across like that, I’m sorry. But honestly I don’t feeI that I lashed out on you.

        I was just pointing out how we often let the idea of how we feel superficially about someone interfere with matters that have little to do with it, which leads to the double standard. You wrote you weren’t feeling Amber because you questioned her motivations considering the mess Depp appeared to be even before her allegations. But apparently you didn’t question his motivations, or at least they weren’t as relevant. That’s the mindset I was talking about.

        I just based my comment on what you shared, like everybody does.

    • Elizabeth says:

      No they don’t! one of this fans claimed “its not depp cause she a is a homo ” If I could have reached through the computer to slap that nitwit :/

      • sarah says:

        Someone said on TMZ that she did all this because she’s a lesbian and she hates men. Seriously. That website is pure chauvinism. I had to stop reading the comments there and I didn’t even bother commenting on that site.

    • Crazydaisy says:

      I’ll gladly admit I was wrong. Go Amber!
      Walking away, head held high: a class act. A++

  6. Patricia says:

    Yes! Slap in his face and I love it. She wants nothing to do with any part of this abuser, not even the money she is entitled to.

    That money will do a world of good for so many women and children. Amber can support herself, and she will. I’m happy for her, it must help her feel her true strength to do something like this.

    • Eleonor says:

      “She wants nothing to do with any part of this abuser, not even the money she is entitled to.”

    • BrooklynTam says:

      Yes! That’s what I thought. She didn’t want that scumbag’s money so she decided to do something good with it. This is going to help so many kids and women👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

      • Dee Kay says:

        I am doing a dance of joy for the organizations that support victims of domestic violence (I believe that the ACLU is one of the named recipients) and the Children’s Hospital right now. I know that they are absolutely thrilled to receive such large donations (I read representatives’ statements last night) and I am so happy for them. What a gift! And as someone whose work also depends largely on philanthropy, I know that not only are they grateful but they probably have a hundred serious pressing needs — for staffing, for equipment, for facilities, for services — that I’m sure these gifts will go a long way to filling. To those orgs and to all the people they help, and to onlookers like me who are sympathetic to the work those organizations do, Amber Heard is a hero.

  7. Beer&Crumpets says:

    Suck it, Depp. Your sycophant toadies can suck it, too. Homegirl wanted one thing- to get the everlasting f#@k away from you. And she did, and that means she wins.

    Amber, you are one righteous bitch.

  8. Roxane says:

    It’s a new Day for her. I have to admit I’m absolutly baffled by the meltdown of Depp’s fan, now that they can’t use this argument.

    • BrooklynTam says:

      They can’t stand the fact that she took his cash and did something good with it and therefore got some good pub too!😆😆😆 it just makes him look worse and they know it.

    • BritAfrica says:

      I knew his stans were in meltdown mode as they desperately attempted to re-engineer, dissect and ‘nuance’ every word on that frigging settlement agreement.

      But this? Well, this is simply going to make them combust spontaneously as they desperately attempt to explain her frigging motives!

  9. Shelly says:

    Good for her and the people the money will help!
    While I thought she was just another HW mediocre talent blonde actress, I do believe she was abused. I’m guessing she got money for Justice League since everyone always claimed she was a gold digger.
    It would be great if she becomes a spokesman for DV. I know she has a NDA about her situation, but it will serve a reminder that JD is a sicko and hopefully deter other stars.
    Will the lawsuit with the co.edian go forward? That would be great too.

    • Lady D says:

      It would be awesome if she became a spokesperson for DV. She’s recognized, which will bring in an audience and dollars to help the cause. Just assuming here, but it might even help with her emotional turmoil.

  10. BeBeA says:

    I hope that she is happy, that her movies do really well, and he gets help. P.s. going off to you private island is not rehab Johnny

  11. Michelina says:

    This is so admirable! Can’t wait to see how Depp’s fans try to spin this. So much for their claims that she’s such a gold digger.

    • LAK says:

      Don’t look at DM comments under this story. It would seem that delusional diehard JD fans and astro-turfurs are congregating over yhere and calling this a publicity stunt to set herself up as a saint and demanding receipts to prove she gave the money away. I kid you not. I had to stop reading. Humanity is doomed.

      • Little Darling says:

        I’ve never been to the Daily Mail…is it notorious for having awful commenters?

      • paranormalgirl says:

        Oh God yes. The worst commentors anywhere.

      • Sixer says:

        LAK – this is SO dispiriting.

        Little Darling – nice Britishers like to call it the Daily Fail. It is a horrible, misogynistic newspaper website and a great many horrible people like to congregate BTL there.

      • Little Darling says:

        I looked, and my eyebrows are now permanently in my forehead. The hatred and vitriol spewed is mind blowing. Holy crap I had NO idea!!!!!! Are the articles even worth it? Is that website worth checking out regularly?

        I’m so disgusted, the commenters are from all over the world. It’s like one big troll over there.

        I feel like crying now. That’s like the worst of humanity I’ve seen in a long time. ):

      • SusanneToo says:

        @Little Darling. DM readers love and adore Donald Trump. That should give you a clue about them.

      • Sixer says:

        Little Darling – it generally has good photos. But good photos go no way whatsoever in counteracting the constant misogyny in the articles or the horror of the comments sections. The links section on the right hand side for the latest showbiz/gossip stories is known as the Sidebar of Shame for the sexist captioning.

      • Cirque28 says:

        According to DM troglodytes, giving away 7 million bucks is the canniest financial move anyone can make. They think Amber will easily make it all back, either through doing interviews or due to a massive tax break or because of the tremendous admiration Hollywood supposedly now has for her. Since we all know Hollywood directors will only cast you if they approve of your morals.

        I also thought the “she’s just trying to be Angelina Jolie” line (in reference to AH’s donations) to be pretty funny. Yeah. More female actors becoming humanitarians and doing volunteer work and giving away lots of money? Terrible! We sure don’t need more Angelina Jolies!

      • SusanneToo says:

        And the writing-my god!! No woman has legs, she has “pins” or “gams”. I believe DM saves money by hiring third grade dropouts, but I may be insulting third grade dropouts.

      • Little Darling says:

        My face is in an “I just smelled the worst poop ever” cringe after reading approx 15 comments. Disgusting. Someone likened her to Heather Mills, who is seriously the worst. Another person said she “accomplished what she set out to do which was make Depp look like an abuser.” Ummmmm, WHAT?

        And I thought The Post and The Daily News were trashy! Heck, the DM makes TMZ look respectable!

        Thanks for the info, that’s one site I’ll forever pass on.

      • Flowerchild says:

        Don’t forget the DF gets over half their facts wrong they are truly on the same level as “Star magazine” or the “National Enquirer” with their made up BS.

      • mp says:

        Ohhh i love those huge pics the daily mail uses.
        I think the only person they seem to love (DM and commentators) is Emma Willis? Everytime I see a story about her, there’s always lovely comments, it was quite surprising tbh.

      • Wren says:

        I believe I predicted that even if she released her tax returns showing all $7 million in donations the diehard idiots still wouldn’t be satisfied.


        @susantoo don’t forget the part where a woman leaving her house is always an act of exhibitionism. Why else would a woman go outside, if not to “flaunt/show off” some body part or other (usually their “gams”)?

      • Abbess Tansy says:

        Don’t go to Yahoo comments section, they’re on par with the Daily Mail.

      • BrooklynTam says:

        The daily fail has about 10-20 Kardashian stories everyday so that tells you a lot about that site!

  12. lipstickaddict says:

    I’m in awe of her. She has proven herself to be incredibly strong. Despite everything that Depp and his team have thrown at her, she didn’t buckle down, got the truth out there and got in a very classy f you at the end.

  13. Lisa says:

    That’s what I thought, she’s being forced to donate the money that she rightly deserves because otherwise the media will just keep criticizing her and she may be labeled a golddigger for the rest of her career. This makes Depp look like a douche while keeping her side clean… I’m sure she did it out of the goodness of her heart though. Good for her!

  14. INeedANap says:

    Get it girl. There will always be people calling you a lying gold digger but you have more supporters than you know.

  15. Intuitive says:

    Good for her! I am so pleased she was vindicated in the divorce settlement statement as well. Hopefully, this will address the mysogynism and victim blaming she has been subjected to, and she can start to heal and move on with her life.

    Depp needs to take resonsibility for his actions and get the help he so urgently needs.

  16. Squiggisbig says:

    Wow. She is actually awesome. It would be really hard for me to do the same thing she has done were a I in her position. Hopefully her career can stay on track now.

    • Really says:

      Agreed, would be difficult to give away $7mil Especially when you have to remember that she is walking away from a grande lifestyle that she had with Depp. It’s a good investment in her, her career, and leaving all that behind. Much respect for her, never really sure why she was with him. I don’t watch her movies but I remember that episode of her on the car show where Depp had her Firebird fixed up (and her Dad was in on it). Her parents have stayed out of the media during the divorce from what I can tell. Need to go back and watch that show again, knowing what we all know now! And remember the crazy apology video for their dogs?! Man would be great to get all the inside scoop on what REALLY happened!

  17. Sixer says:

    Bittersweet, yes. But also classy. I never had much interest in her before this awfulness – and the dog thing got right up my nose – but I’ll be wishing her well from now on.

    • Nona says:

      Yep, she’s turned me around. I supported her as an abused woman but it was hard to like her because of the dog thing. The dog thing, though, was Amber with Depp. Giving away millions—that’s Amber on her own. She’s turned me right around.

      • sarah says:

        Funny how she took the blame for the dog thing when one of the dogs was Depp’s and they were flying in Depp’s private jet. You’d think his husband would have shared some responsibility with his wife. Shows what kind of wimp Depp really is…

      • Flamingo says:

        @sarah She was the one who smuggled them and got charged, but he’s the one who actually took the blame. He went to court with her and had to do that apology video.

    • Wren says:

      I’m with you.

      Though I’m wondering what her true motivation is for donating the lot. She owes us nothing, of course, but I really, really hope that she’s doing this for herself and not because of the negative opinions of others.

    • Saks says:

      Agree, and I’ll watch all of her films from now on.

  18. molee says:

    “Stars when you shine, you know how I feel
    Scent of the pine, you know how I feel
    Yeah, freedom is mine, and I know how I feel..
    It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me
    And I’m feelin’… good!”
    -Feeling Good

  19. monette says:

    Slow clap for Amber!! Unfortunately, I read the comments on other sites and the Deep(ass) fans are still trying to spin this around: she is the bad one because she had to have the last word, she extorted the money and now is trying to clean her image with it. I’m so sad for the human race. There is no amount of evidence that will convince these people. There is some bad karma coming Johnny’s way, it might not be in the form of box office disasters or jobs lost, but he will pay for what he did to this woman. I’m sure of that!

    • Flowerchild says:

      I wonder if those are real comments by fans or paid for comments that flooded this site not long ago. As others have said this is a great move by Amber and it make Deep look worse, it was his team is the one that started the gold digger narrative. Deeps team wouldn’t what this good deed to make Deep fans start having doubts on his narrative.

  20. Prince Stone says:

    Not a good idea at all.

  21. Nicole says:

    I was waiting for this to be posted so I could comment. It IS bittersweet but it makes sense. She can make more money but other women in her circumstances need that hand up even more. Im blown away that she is donating the entire settlement. That’s amazing

  22. ds says:

    Bravo Amber! I just hate how people are calling it a PR startegy. Douchebags. So sickening. Hope her career takes off anyway. I loved her in Carpenter’s Ward.

    • AngelaH says:

      Ha! If this is a PR strategy, bring it on! I hate when people do that too. What if it is? What if she truly does not care one bit about other women that are in abusive relationships?* That money is still going to help plenty of people that need it and bring positive changes to this world that desparately needs it. Mad respect for her for this and for speaking out and for not backing down.

      *I’m not saying that I think she doesn’t care.

  23. shelly says:

    Yes ! Over to Depp to match her donation…I wait with bated breath to see if he will.

    His apologists are as disusting as him

    • Emily says:

      That’s what I’m waiting for. Amber had to “prove” she wasn’t a golddigger by donating all her Johnny Depp money. So now it’s on him to “prove” he is not a perpetrator of domestic violence by matching/outdoing her donation. (We can only dream)

  24. scarlettbo says:

    Way to go Amber! I have so much respect for this woman and I feel so sorry for her for what she had go through. I hope she’ll be able to get back to work soon.
    Really funny / interesting too: as you guys are aware online commenters especially on DM were extremely harsh on Amber this whole time and finally the tone has changed. Sure there are still some ingnorant haters among them but many of the commenters are actually apologizing and acknowledging that they were wrong.

  25. Emma33 says:

    Damn…what a move. I’m also sad/happy for her, because she deserved that money. But, perhaps in the long-run a classy move like this will help her career, and she might walk away with more money from film roles. It’s pretty hard to smear her in any way now. Respect.

    • QQ says:

      I agree, Lainey called it Punch Money and You know what? she endured, She totally deserved that after this saga, she deserved to have some money security for the rest of her life fr fr because from what I understand she isn’t a good actress and he definitely could still have her blackballed out of what little work she gets..

  26. teacakes says:

    Good on Amber. It would have been well within her rights to keep it all, but throughout this divorce, she’s been better than that scum she married in every way. Here’s wishing her the best for life after this.

  27. paranormalgirl says:

    She’s apparently always been a charitable soul. This is a wonderful thing she did.

  28. Mia4S says:

    Game. Set. Match. Bravo, Amber.

    Sadly I do believe she cared for him and does want him to get help. He won’t, and he’s a sad shadow of what he once was.

    • Kitten says:

      I have absolutely no doubt that she loved him. If she didn’t, this entire ordeal wouldn’t have been so hard for her. I think it truly killed her to have to play hardball with their divorce, but once he threw the first punch, she really had no choice.

      She’s amazingly strong.

      • Intuitive says:

        Couldn’t agree more.

      • Wren says:

        It would explain a lot, wouldn’t it? Why she stayed with him, kept going back, how she wanted a quiet divorce with no press fanfare, and when that became impossible why she didn’t smear him in the press. And no, I don’t count telling the truth about his behavior as “smearing”. She never even appeared angry or vengeful, when she had every right to be. Just sad and upset.

        I never cared for her before all this, but now I really like her and want her to do well in life.

      • silliness says:

        Totally agree @Kitten. I always believed she loved him. If she didn’t and was in it for a payout, she would have stayed a lot longer. I think the fact that he abused her on their last two encounters was what finally did it for her and it helped her realize that she just couldn’t stay. I’m sure her friends being witnesses to it also helped in convincing her that it was time to cut her losses with this loser and walk away.

    • stinky says:

      power move

  29. DavidBowie says:

    Well done Amber!

  30. Barrett says:

    I am curious is her net worth enough for this donation? Good for her. Hollywood is such a machine, on top one day, gone the next. I hope she is secure for a future

    I don’t think she’s a good actress but phenomenally beautiful model. I wonder how she will proceed for a career?

    • Samtha says:

      Hopefully she’ll do well with her DC/Aquaman role and build from there.

    • Nicole says:

      Yea I find her acting terrible so I’m not sure how big she will be at all. I would say she has Aquaman but the DC movies are tanking so who knows. She would probably make a better model IMO

  31. Luca76 says:

    Good for her. I don’t think she’s a saint but I do applaud the way she’s stood up to Johnny’s team and stood her ground for the truh to win out.

  32. OhDear says:

    This is such a brilliant move on multiple levels; love it!

  33. jferber says:

    It would be a great gesture for Depp to match her donations to both places. Unfortunately, that’s too classy a move for him. So the edgy/cool/this Hollywood scene is a drag boy is a money-grubbing capitalist after all. No surprises here. What a loser.

    • Flamingo says:

      Are you sure people here wouldn’t call him petty and every name in the book if he did that?

      Also, let’s not forget that he’s donated millions to sick children’s hospitals before.

      • Kitten says:

        “Also, let’s not forget that he’s donated millions to sick children’s hospitals before.”


        I believe the point that jferber was making was that if Depp gave a sh*t about what he did to Amber or felt any remorse or sense of responsibility, a charitable donation in support of DV victims would be demonstrative of that. At the very least, it would show some semblance of restitution, regret, and good will on his part.

        Has absolutely nothing to do with children’s charities.

      • Flamingo says:

        @Kitten But if he does that, aren’t people gonna say it’s a PR move/damage control?

      • Kitten says:

        @Flamingo-I bet some people would say that, but it wouldn’t change the fact that money would be going to women who desperately need it. The donation wouldn’t erase what he did to Amber, but it could be seen as a way for him to publicly, inconspicuously acknowledge his part in perpetuating domestic violence.

        It wouldn’t be a bad thing IMO.

      • silliness says:

        Yeah, so? Those millions that he’s donated don’t even make a dent in his bank account. Whereas she has been volunteering and donating to charities for over a decade without any PR to go along with it and definitely without the type of funds JD has access too. Out of the two, she seems to me to be the more giving. Johnny Depp has more than enough money to be charitable and maintain his status as one of the wealthiest Hollywood stars; Amber does not and has not, and yet she’s been giving for years.

      • silliness says:

        Agree, but he’s not going to do it because it would be admitting guilt over what he did, and his ego will never let him do that.

    • Guesto says:

      @jferber – it would be an empty and deeply cynical gesture if he did it now since (a) he hasn’t given the slightest public indication that he’s remorseful or (b) that he has out-of-control addiction issues. But more to the point, it would be really problematic for a DV charity to accept a public donation from him while the above (a) and (b) apply.

      However, if he went voluntarily to rehab – and I mean proper rehab ie. absolute minimum of 3 months of hard, honest, painful rehab – and then emerged sober and genuinely remorseful and accepting of the mess he was and the damage he did, then a donation would at least be meaningful.

      And as grimly awful and monstrous as he is, I’d like to see this happen. if not for him, but for his kids.

    • Tris says:

      Agreed – it would be a great move on his part. She was a total rock star for doing this.

  34. ErmaGerd says:

    Just wow. This gives me eternal respect for this girl. Beautiful.

  35. Anastasiia says:

    No JD movies anymore.
    Definitely will watch her movies, just to support.

    • K2 says:

      Same. I don’t care if they’re so bad sometimes I need a travel pillow; I’m buying a ticket to any movie she makes from this point on.

      • Dlo says:

        @k2, I am not a movie goer or really watcher. I will probably buy a ticket to support Amber, but won’t go. 😁i am a DV survivor ☺ what this lady is doing is awesome!

    • BrooklynTam says:

      Let’s hope the next Pirates pt.600 tanks big time at the box office like 95% of his movies have in the last few years!

  36. Ninks says:

    It’s an incredibly generous move on her part. By making these claims against Depp, she put her career in serious jeopardy. She wasn’t making serious bank before the divorce and now that she’s made an enemy of Depp and any of his supporters, plus a vocal contingent of the general public, it will be harder for her to get work. She has the Justice League/Aquaman movies in the pipeline, but even though they are most money she’s ever made, I doubt it’s a huge amount. The DC movies are being critically panned and not doing as well as DC expected, so who knows how long that gig will be around for. Plus, as a non-superhero character, it would be very easy for DC to fridge her character. Basically, who knows what her future earnings will be. Giving away a fortune like this is a huge move.

    If all she wanted was publicity, she could have donated $1m to each of them and still had $5m for herself. But she’s given it all away. This was not a PR move. Good for her.

  37. Tessa says:

    Classy as fuck

  38. Seraphina says:

    Well done indeed. And so many times a woman is second guess when up against a man with power and money (I second guess her motives too I’m afraid). This helps to soldify that not all woman cry wolf.

    Well done and I give her major respect. Wow. My hats off to her

  39. HK9 says:

    Now this is class. I truly think she has a bright future.

  40. minx says:

    Wow, extremely generous gesture. Well done.

  41. Donna Martin says:

    Because you know he told her whatever she did afterwards would be thanks to him and his money.

    • Dee Kay says:

      Totally. Now, whatever she does with her life, whatever she makes of herself, she will know that it is 100% her, and 0% Johnny Depp’s money. I think, by donating the whole settlement, she ensured that she’ll be able to live with herself and her decisions and her failures and successes because there will not be one dollar from Depp fueling her future.

  42. This is the most deft handling of a high-profile divorce case that could have (and was) SO messy. It makes me feel like an ass for ever doubting the allegations, which I suppose is exactly the point. Well-played Heard and her PR team. Taylor Swift’s PR team should take note, THIS is how you definitively handle negative press. She shut it down. so proud of her.

  43. K2 says:

    This is going to make Doug whatshisface look pretty f-ing stupid in court, claiming it was all a money grab and she lied (presumably faked all the evidence, too). Ha. Good luck with that defense now.

  44. Tate says:

    That is amazing. Best wishes, Amber!

  45. Tana says:

    I am so glad that she did this, but feel sad for her that we live in a world were she had to do it.

    Doug the stupid talentless f*** just retweeted some Depp stan who was asking, “can you say you have donated to charity without actually doing so?” (paraphrasing).

    I don’t know why he doesn’t leave the girl alone. You accused her of faking, she provided evidence. You accused her of blackmailing him for a payday – well she got her pay and she doesn’t want the money. So why the hell are you still piping up?

    • Cee says:

      I hope Amber gets another nice sum of money out of this comedian douche and donate it to ANOTHER charity, just to make him look even worse.

      • Dee Kay says:

        LOL “Amber Heard Boss-Ass Bi**h: THE SEQUEL.”

      • whiskeyjack says:

        I think her plan is to do just that. I’m fairly sure I remember a statement regarding the case against Stanhope, and that Amber planned on donating any proceeds from it to DV survivors. Good on her, she puts her money where her mouth is. Meanwhile Stanehope’s lips are permanently attached to Depp’s a$$!

      • BrooklynTam says:

        She will! When she first sued Stank-Hope she said that any money received will be donated to a DV shelter in Arizona where the lawsuit was filed.

    • Izzy says:

      Good. More ammunition for her in her lawsuit against that troglodyte Stanhope. And what a perfect name for him – he’s a total Depp stan who keeps hoping his butt-kissing will buy Johnny’s undying love and gratitude. See what I did there?

      Go get him, Amber!

  46. Jwoolman says:

    But what about the dogs? Who gets custody?

    • jeanpierre says:

      Pistol is hers and Boo is Depp’s, no? Poor Boo. I hope someone is watching for him.

    • silliness says:

      I’m sure he demanded Boo go home with him even though I’m sure it was Amber that watched out for them much more than Depp. I feel sorry for poor Boo. He would have been better off being allowed to stay with his mom and brother.

  47. Insomniac says:

    Wow. Well done, Amber. And glad you’re finally shut of that bloated wreck.

  48. SusanneToo says:

    She looks so happy in the top solo picture and so unhappy in the bottom picture. It’s good that she broke away.

  49. Green Is Good says:

    I admit it. I believed Depp abused Amber, but i also believed she was holding out for a bigger payday. I admit it, I was wrong. I respect Amber for this gesture.

    Jonny Depp and his gang must be flummoxed right now.

  50. Ginny says:

    I used to love Johnny Depp, and I really disliked JD and AH as a couple. I thought he had hit rock bottom to have gone with a blond “bimbo” instead of the talented VP. I thought she was way beneath him, but as soon as the news of domestic violence hit the headlines, I had to reassess. Even as a fan, I didn’t think it would be unbelievable that he mistreated her, surprising, yes, but not unbelievable.

    A person can be wonderful in front of some, but then horrible in front of others. I have friends who didn’t want to believe he’d be violent, and some still don’t, but I also believe that in the past he was a gentle person, a caring soul. I also can believe that he genuinely loves his children and has never hurt them. These are not conflicting images.
    Substance abuse can change a person horribly and since their power dynamics were always a bit off, I don’t find it difficult to believe her at all. A lot of the times, I find that people don’t (want to) believe that a person can have many faces, some better than others.

    I just hope she can turn this around and get better opportunities. As for JD, I hope he will seek help because he really needs it.

  51. Crumpet says:

    Mad respect for Amber. Mad respect.

  52. CornyBlue says:

    This is absolutely beautiful. Gonna watch Aquaman atleast 4 times for her

  53. QQ says:

    Wonder what will be the Next “Witch Test” level that she’ll have to cross to be believed … or is she good now?

    • tealily says:

      I hope it’s just getting a couple good, meaty roles and then killing at them.

    • Alyce says:

      People are already saying that she didn’t really donate and want her to prove it. She can’t win with some people.

    • pikawho? says:

      Johnny Depp apologists will be lining the street outside her house with salt. That’ll keep the mean lady from going outside and speaking ill of our bloated prince!

  54. Big Papi says:

    She did this to salvage what little credibility she had. If she didn’t have money, it would be a diff story. Mr Depp’s name will be forever remembered. She is a woman that played with the wrong man. now she can go back to carpet munchin.

    • Beckysuz says:

      Please take your crass self elsewhere big papi. The daily mail must be missing you

    • Flowerchild says:

      We see you Johnny lackey take your BS else were because we’re not buying what your selling😛 Try that on the brianless over at the DM.

    • Stella Alpina says:

      Big Papi? More like niño pequeño.

      Did you wander away from a MRA meeting? I can almost smell the stench of your misogyny and homophobia through my computer screen.

    • Crimson says:

      @Big Papi. Here, I translated your statement for the CB’ers:

      “She did this to salvage what little credibility she had. If she didn’t have money, it would be a diff story.” … So you know AH personally? Tell me, how much is her net worth exactly? At least she has family who loves and supports her (which doesn’t require $).

      “Mr Depp’s name will be forever remembered.” … Yes, Johnny Depp’s name will forever be linked with Domestic Violence. That IS a fact.

      “She is a woman that played with the wrong man.” … True. Like many of us, she has a bad “picker.” However, she sure has a LOT of heart and believes in her own self-worth.

      “… now she can go back to carpet munchin.” … I guess that must be something you know about?

    • Saks says:

      On how many sites and different alias have you been posting almost the exact same comment? Go back to the Daily Mail or whatever.
      (Eta: I know I should not feed the trolls but I couldn’t help myself)

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Wow. What’s it like living in an Idiot Tower?

    • BrooklynTam says:

      But I thought she was a gold-digger because she DIDN’T have money? And btw she was always w/men and only had one relationship with women according to her. You sound like a typical Depp knucklehead!

  55. bluwater says:

    Good for her.

    Doesn’t mean that she still won’t benefit from the tax write-off.

  56. Bliss51 says:

    Out of curiosity (or masochism) I went to the Daily Mail and Anarchy Gossip Blog to scope out the comments. They’re not buying.

  57. Bailie says:

    Lovely charitable and classy move from Amber Heard.

    I hope the jealous women who accused her of being a gold digger, because she is beautiful and they are jealous of her beauty are going to apologize.

    Enough already with women on women hate.

  58. Neil says:

    I have no pony in this race and not to take anything away from this very generous gesture on Amber’s part BUT I am sure she also wasn’t aware that a bold gesture like this is wouldn’t have the added benefit of rehabilitating her public image. In the long run it could be the thing that saves her career.

    • Guesto says:

      Her public image doesn’t need rehabilitating. And, quite frankly, the idea that the ‘public’ would require her to make a big gesture – after what she’s been through – in order to get back into their favour, is incredibly depressing. Are you sure you don’t have a pony in this race?

      There’s only one person in this thankfully now deceased relationship who needs rehab. And it sure as hell ain’t Amber.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      Why does HER image need rehabilitation? She did nothing wrong except marry the wrong man.

  59. Tourmaline says:

    Good as gold. I just read the current US mag story and it quoted a Depp source that she made him mad and she’s to blame for psycho TMZ video of him. Eff all those Depp sources and hope they enjoy their remaining time with their crazed, violent, abusive, self-amputating hero.

  60. Em says:

    She’s a class act. Depp tried his best to drag her name through the mud but, speaking as someone who had no opinion about her before this mess, I have nothing but admiration for her now. It remains to be seen what effect this is going to have on her career (my guess: nothing good) which makes her decision all the braver.

  61. hmmm says:

    Absolutely remarkable! Much, much respect to Amber.

  62. Lucky jane says:

    It is really an odd thing. This woman had to get victimized in order for people to not think she was just a money and fame hungry bimbo… Even on this website. I remember the negative comments. Now she is a hero. She’s still the same person she always was. Is it because she is so beautiful? I never thought she was with depp for any reason other than she fell for him. He’s Johnny Depp for crying out loud. Was it hard to believe she fell in love with him? I question the way some people think. People who immediately assume others are “gold diggers” probably have some potential gold digging in themselves.
    I feel really bad for her. Not so much about the abuse… I think she’s probably tough as nails and can dish it out too… But I feel bad because I think she was in love with him and now they are over. It had to hurt to walk away. I doubt she cares anything about parting with the money… Most people wouldn’t when they’ve lost someone they cared about.

    • silliness says:

      I couldn’t agree with you more, @Lucky jane. 10000% on everything. If people go back to 2009 or so, this movie that she filmed in Argentina, she drove like 5 hours to buy toys to donate to an orphanage, and apparently she did that more than once. She has always been a wonderful caring soul, imo.

      • Lucky jane says:

        Seriously? Ok, now I feel even worse for her. Of course she put up with him… She probably thought she could save him. And he used that to keep tormenting her.
        She will be ok. She is way stronger than Depp. And he should be ashamed. He is a grown man with a daughter. Surely he wouldn’t want her treated that way.

      • jeanpierre says:

        No wonder Depp fell in love with her. She is a good-hearted, strong person and a beauty. How come we never knew about her good deeds before? Johnny Depp’s big PR machine couldn’t do anything for his wife, really? Like I stated the other day, I know wonder if they smeared her all along the relationship on purpose. We now know how they manipulate the opinion through comments.

      • silliness says:

        She and the director of the movie talk about what she did for the kids in Argentina in this interview:

        There is also photos of that trip here:

        When this whole thing broke out, I started going back and looking at receipts, on both of them, who they were, etc. I read a lot of her earlier interviews, from before Depp. This girl has a strong character. Especially after realizing how long she’d been volunteering and working with The Art of Elysium organization and just how she was always involved in giving back even when her career was just starting out, are the reasons why I’m now a fan of hers. Mad respect for her. If so many of his apologists and her haters really knew of her from before she was with Depp, they’d have to bite their tongue and swallow some of those comments they’ve made about her.

      • Lucky jane says:

        Silliness… Thank you for the info and links. I had assumed when the divorce thing started that they were both just doing a lot if partying and drugging etc and that it was probably physical on both sides. I didn’t think she was trying to take him for a bunch of money and frame him… I just thought she played a certain part in all of it too. I feel bad for that now. Looks like she really tries to do right and fell in love with a bad person. I have really loved johnny depp at different point in my life (that tom petty video for instance) but he is awful. Tormenting someone who is in love with you is just sick. I hope she can move on and stay far away from him.

      • BrooklynTam says:

        I actually started following her career because I WAS a fan of SCUM uh Depp. So I already knew about the great things she’s done as far as helping others goes.

    • tealily says:

      Absolutely true! People have been awful to her from the start on this site. I’m just glad (most) everyone came around. Too bad this is what it took.

  63. honestperson says:

    i think she shouldnt have done that.
    She looks like a person who takes public opinion too seriously.Let them say what they want.a portion to a charity would have been enough.Since from now on she might have difficulty finding work or good work.

    • paranormalgirl says:

      She did what she wanted to do. And if she thinks it was the right thing, it was the right thing.

    • Flowerchild says:

      Clearly you didn’t fallow this case because if you did you would know she said she was donating any settlement to charity before the drama in the beginning. Her donation has nothing to do with Deeps slander campaign.

      • honestperson says:

        yeah i missed that.Good for her,I do feel proud any way that she is so strong after what she went through.

  64. Mere says:

    Perhaps I just don’t want this to end without some compensation for Amber to keep for going though this mess, but it seems entirely possible to me that there was another agreement behind the one shown to the public or the judge, one which provided for more (remember she was entitled to a lot more under CA law). I would assume that agreement has a long non-disclosure clause. If Depp had so much leverage to get her to take such a small settlement, how did he end up with a joint statement that was so disfavorable to him? I think announcing $7 million publicly was for Depp to save face, and I think donating it all is the way Amber rehabs the golddigger accusations. But I can definitely imagine a world where we have not gotten all the deets on a behind the scenes supplementary agreement.

    • Ennie says:

      The NDA would affect her financially if she said something. Well, she did not break the agreement when she said the names of the charities. If they just wrote down rant she would be hurt financially, well, this stops them.
      I do not think anything else is under the water.
      He made very clear what he thought of her (SCUM tattoo). Nothing else is being given, IMO.

    • TotallyOld says:

      @Mere. I too wondered if there wasn’t another pay-out/agreement for Amber that we will never know about. If Johnny was truly worried about all the dirt she had on him (and I believe she had much, much more) then it’s likely he agreed to a larger secret payout for her. I certainly hope so as I believe Amber is entitled to a lot more money and yay for her if she was able to work it out for her to give all $7m to charities and still have some sort of monetary gain for herself. I give her full props and think she is one classy lady that could have been a good thing for JD if he had treated her better and given her the respect she deserved. He’ll probably never have a relationship with another woman who is classy and beautiful as Amber and one day he may realize he lost a good one but good for her for leaving the gross, dirty alcoholic. Team Amber.

  65. amilu says:

    And yet most of the comments I saw on Facebook last night were: “She’s still a golddigger.” “So Johnny Depp is donating $7M to charity.” “She’s just trying to make up for the crap she pulled.” “Real victims wouldn’t act how she acted.”

    I hate everyone on the internet…except Celebitchy.

  66. silliness says:

    I really wanted her to keep at least part of the money, but I can’t stop feeling deeply proud of what she did. She’s always been a hard working girl, and I think that besides possibly doing it to prove a point, she also feels that she’ll be more than okay doing it on her own. Besides, I’m sure she wants to start with a clean slate.

    She knows she has the resources to get out of that situation and move forward with her life. She’s acknowledging that not all women are as fortunate as her and in much different circumstances and that the money could be better served for them, and she can secure her own future. I’ve read a lot of her interviews out there, and to me she came off as a hard-working woman that wasn’t afraid to work hard to pay her way. Brava!

  67. Elaine says:

    Good for her!

  68. Jen says:

    Heard is just a damn exceptional person. Strong as hell. I have immense respect for her.

    I’d like to see any of the DM commenters or others for whom there is no redemption for Heard, fork even a few million over, much less 7 million.

    In their story,first Heard was a nothing who barely commands a check in her films, now she supposedly has every hook up and can laugh at 7 million.

    I cant think of another actor who has ever donated that much in one lump sum, regardless their earning power and Heard is barely B list.

    Heard has my respect and admiration.

  69. noway says:

    I am hoping, and I know this is a stretch, part of the agreement was she could donate this money to charity and publicize this is the only settlement, but she still gets a secretive settlement from Depp. I mean it could possibly be the case as it is obviously a private agreement. The reason why, is seriously I am afraid her career may be very short lived and she will need the money and frankly she deserved more than 7 mil anyway. I’ve seen her in a few things and she is okay, but like every other starlet out there. Also, young actresses careers are generally short. I know she may be with Musk, but not sure that would be a good thing either. On a positive note, yeah for the charities!!! And hoping Amber comes out okay.

    • silliness says:

      I would like to believe the same, except that I don’t see how Depp would be up for that considering that she’s the one coming out on top with this, and knocks him down a whole bunch of pegs in this whole ordeal. No way is he letting her look good at his expense, no pun intended. It wasn’t his MO from the start, and he’s not going to change that now.

    • BrooklynTam says:

      She’s not dating Musk though.

  70. Bread and Circuses says:

    I always have respected this woman for the way she handled getting out of this abusive relationship, but WOW — my respect for her just sky-rocketed even further.

  71. Ravensdaughter says:

    Amber will truly start anew. Bless her for thinking of others who have suffered as she has.

  72. BrooklynTam says:

    👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾This is great for all the women and children that this money will help! And if she really was a gold-digger then no way would she be giving 7 million dollars away for nothing? She put herself through hell including making fake bruises,fake texts,got her friends to lie under oath and she did too! Then she was dragged through the mud by Depp and his leeches/stalkers for almost 3 months just to give millions away? She’s the worst gold-digger ever! She’s work with the LA children’s hospital for 10 years and has done things with DV organizations before too so this is no good publicity ploy. And I really think that she wanted nothing to do with that madman’s money so she decided to do something great with it.Meanwhile Depp is still in denial about the abuse and his addictions. He’s killing himself while still being surrounded by asskissers.

  73. Frey says:

    She doesn’t need 7 million to rebuild her life…her life was not taken. It was always hers to claim or revamp. She is making a movie and will make more money. It’s very noble of her to donate that to charity, but rather sad that this may have been the one way for her to “prove” she’s not a gold digger.

    Either way, I still like Amber. I don’t know what actually happened, but Depp had to pay up, which isn’t a good look for him.

  74. Cyra says:

    This does not make me sad. On the contrary- it makes me feel joyous! What amazingly great karma 🙏🏼 nice move girl! You won’t ever convince your haters to change their minds but that’s not your job… Huge win!

  75. FF says:

    Trying to get Amber’s detractors/Depp’s apologists to see reality on this has been not unlike Amber trying to get an admission of abuse from Depp.

    I think all she wanted was the smearing to stop and for him to acknowledge his abuse of her and it’s harm (and get help).

    He won’t budge, and neither will his (hardcore) stans.

    That she stood by her word on her donation is wonderful, however tbh, I wouldn’t have judged her if she’d kept some.

    As for him, I’ve been side-eyeing him since that hotel-wrecking incident back in the 90s when they basically had to take him to court to get the damages because he was pretty much saying the room wrecked itself (wrecked itself because he was apparently not arguing with or intimidating by proxy Kate Moss at the time – another woman who set off his insane jealousy response, apparently). He’s been like this for a while. I never found him “cool”. That “bad boy” stuff just seemed like he was a gigantic @$$hole. Pretty sure he was rumoured to be a mean drunk even back then.

    That’s why I find everyone blaming Amber odd because this nonsense pre-dates him even meeting her. It’s as if people chose to forget because he seemed to calm down for two minutes when he was involved with Vanessa.

    I wish Amber the best.

    • BrooklynTam says:

      Right! He has long history of violent rages and substance abuse.And he’s talked about it plenty in countless interviews over the years.And I think that him becoming a father helped calm him and sober him some but I highly doubt that he was completely clean and rage free during that time with Vanessa. And there’s no way she never saw that raged out druken side to him in all those years.

      • Snowflake says:

        Yes, this! I don’t buy that Vanessa never saw that side of him. I think she’s getting paid well to stay quiet.

  76. sarah says:

    I think it’s great that she’s doing this. I must admit, if that were me, it would have been hard to donate all that money when apparently Amber doesn’t have much money right now. I hope this is good karma for her.

    I was reading Dlisted and it’s unbelievable the amount of denial the Depp fans have right there. They are creating all sorts of theories about this.

    Now they’re saying that $7 million is nothing to Amber because she’s rich, while before all this, they were saying she was broke and that’s why she was a gold digger.

    They’re also saying Musk has given her the money. Yeah, the billionaire who only gave $4 million on his second divorce to his ex-wife is going to give $7 million to Amber. Suuuure…

    My favourite “theory” is that apparently Depp gave her more money secretly so she could donate this one and so she could clean her image. Right. The man that has “SCUM” tattooed on his hand (very fitting FOR HIM) is going to give her money to clean the image he has been trying to destroy for months.

    I feel like whatever she does, this girl can’t win. I only hope that her career goes well. I don’t think she’s a good actress, but I hope she’s not blacklisted and she enjoys some success. I also hope Pirates 5 bombs big time and karma bites Depp’s ass eventually.

    Classy move on Amber’s part. Well done girl!

    • Cirque28 says:

      Agreed on all points!

      The theory that Elon Musk would fork over 7 million bucks is hilarious. My wealthy friends are *totally* like this. “Should I hand you this 7 million or just burn it in the fireplace?” Even if Musk would, which is patently absurd, why not keep both? She’d have 14 million!

      If there was a second, secret agreement, that info would have be leaked immediately. Either by JD’s team or TMZ. And even if there was, which is laughable, she STILL DONATED 7 MILLION DOLLARS HOLEEE SH!T.

  77. Dame says:

    Now thats the Texas-girl I always believed she was. Good news today.

  78. Rose of Sharon says:

    I, too, feel sad and hollow because it never had to come to this. We may never know, but I suspect that Ms. Heard missed the first deposition because her body gave out. She mentioned she had underestimated the toll of this ordeal, this trauma.

    Few people listened to her! It would be great if an enterprising investigative reporter delved into the vicious, many-sided smear campaign waged against her. Your site suspected this at the very beginning. What Mr. Depp’s rabid, powerful, legions of defenders did not count on is that they hurt him so much more than her. He needed helpers, not frothing attack dogs.

    • Rose of Sharon says:

      Or at least true friends, but that’s too much to ask for.

    • silliness says:

      Well in reality she didn’t miss it, his team just liked to spin it that way to make her look bad for his lawyer’s incompetence. Laura Wasser filed the request for the deposition too late and it wouldn’t give Amber notice in the amount of time required by law. But pictures of her right after showed just how much weight she lost. It was quite incredible and alarming.

      • Rose of Sharon says:

        Not that bullying deposition they called trying to wield their power. The one which she was unable to make because she was held up in London due to an emergency. I think she may have been taken to Emergency.

      • silliness says:

        @Rose of Sharon, I see what you mean, although I wonder because I think if that happened it would have definitely made the news cycle.

        I think if anything she just wasn’t able to get a ticket to make it out early enough for her to arrive here and get a night’s rest before the morning. I mean, she was working and had a responsibility to not disrupt the production schedule if she could help it, as they have already been accommodating her and had done so a week before when his team likely used intimidation tactics to get her to agree to settle and then didn’t depose her when she likely showed signs of stress after being holed up in that office for hours on end. It’s not like she could have taken the red eye to arrive that morning without any proper rest and expect her to be deposed.

  79. iheartjacksparrow says:

    The ACLU has nothing to do violence against women.

  80. ambertam says:

    Well done Amber! You are So brave and a inspiration to everyone who has ever experienced DV. Thank you! And don’t worry about the haters the Truth Always prevails! Karma will treat you right in the future!

  81. ambertam says:

    Thank you Amber! You are a inspiration to everyone who has ever suffered DV. It’s amazing that Anyone could have even doubted you video pics etc! Depp fans must have forgot his Kate Moss days! The truth Always prevails and Karma will ensure you have a Great future! Thanks again!

  82. ambertam says:

    Also very generous to donate but I personally feel you deserve every cent of that settlement! Every Single cent you earned with every word of verbal and physical abuse! Karma will reward you 10 times more!

  83. ambertam says:

    And Now hope she releases the rest of her videos proving 100 percent he abused her! And now that she donated all the money what can breaking the NDA do? Anyone? Cause I say release ALL her evidence then there won’t be a Single doubt about it! Can’t she do that now does anyone know?

    • silliness says:

      No, she can’t. She would probably be fined if she did that, as I’m sure there was a clause in the settlement.

      However, the court leak might have access to some info…

  84. nielia says:

    Classic PR ploy. She is aware that she will earn this money ten folds once she clears up her name. This woman is not a victim. She is clearly a better actress than most. I guess karma will eventually deal with her

    • Ennie says:

      I can predict that Charlie err, Johnny is already dealing with karma, but he is too drugged up to notice. Bless his heart.
      He is surrounded by people who love his money, enablers instead of friends. That is pathetic. He has money, delusions and a body that hopefully will tell him soon that he needs to stop with his downward spiral.

  85. ambertam says:

    Karma will Reward Her! Nomatter what anyone thinks of her she did indeed endure DV emotionally and 99 percent sure physically too so she Deserves every cent PR stunt or not. The video alone proves that. Nobody is perfect and nobody deserves to be abused period.

  86. FF says:

    I was thinking given her ten years working voluntarily for charitable organizations, is it really that hard to believe she stayed with Depp so long because she genuinely wanted to help him?

  87. MSat says:

    This whole thing makes me think of Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen – how the whole world was Team Charlie, called Denise every name in the book, including all the names being thrown at Amber. Her career was destroyed over it and Charlie was riding high, for at least several more years. He went on to abuse at least two other women that we know of, probably a lot more who were too scared to come forward. I fear that is how this will play out. Depp will paint himself as the passionate misunderstood artist and find himself another young naive woman and be right back at it, doing all the shit we saw in the videos. So… Good for Amber for getting out, but bad for the next Amber who comes along. Depp isn’t changing, and his fans who dragged Amber through the must have just empowered him.

  88. Mark says:

    How much can this effect her taxes?

    • silliness says:

      She will benefit, obviously, but not the way people think she will. She can only write off a maximum of 50% of her income because of the donation, but can carry a credit balance to continue to write off another 50% for the next 4-5 years.

      Let’s say she has a better year this 2016 and she makes $500,000. She can write off $250,000 as tax deductible, meaning she is paying taxes on the other $250,000 or so. That leaves her with a $6,750,000 tax writeoff credit that can be carried over for no more than 5 years. The only way she is going to see the full tax benefit of the $7mil donation is if she makes over $14mil in the next 5 years, which is unlikely. So all of those people claiming that she’s still a gold digger because she benefits from the tax write-off have clearly never given any charitable contributions themselves because they don’t know how that works.

      If someone has a better mathematical understanding of this than I do, please feel free to add in.

  89. JRenee says:

    I for one wish her well. She’s been through hell and is still being dragged by his fans. The $ will serve a good purpose and I understand not wanting to keep it.

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  91. Tara says:

    I hope she has learned her lesson and won’t be acting the fool in first world white man land any more. She should count herself lucky she’s still alive.

    All snark aside, good on Amber. She has shown that poor cliche of mid life crisis rage for what he is.

  92. Chanteloup says:

    A heartfelt thank you to Amber and people like her who donate to DV centers for people they never even met. When I escaped my abusive relationship I lost everything – my home, my job, my kid [stepkid, but it doesn’t hurt any less], my dignity, my respect, my health and almost my life. I was beaten down to a pulp [emotionally and physically]. The victim’s advocate at my court hearing connected me with a DV center who literally saved my life.
    I am still having a really hard time trying to salvage a life. I feel stuck, just trying to have enough energy to make it through the day, let alone live. But when I think of the people who cared enough to give, even though they never met me, it gives me hope.
    No thanks are enough. [tears of gratitude]

    • silliness says:

      @Chanteloup, I’m so sorry that you had to live through all of that, and that you’re still struggling. But always remember this: you are a BADASS! You made it through something incredibly difficult that almost ended your life. That takes incredible strength, courage and bravery. It’s not just about getting away from your abuser. It sounds like you are still in need for resources that are there precisely for what you are still going through, and I hope you are reaching out to receive them. I don’t know you personally, but I’m rooting for you! 🙂

      • Chanteloup says:

        Thank you @silliness for your kindness! – I don’t know how to tell you how much that means to me.
        That’s something else I lost – my voice – To write even a few words I edit, edit, edit, edit, edit to keep all the pain from gushing out and overwhelming the earth. It’s exhausting.
        But I really want you to know I thank you for that!!
        And also – I read a lot of comments here, and I’m always amazed and in awe of all the people who’ve gotten through this and come out on the other side and say it’s so much better now! They have new lives, new relationships, real jobs, and happiness! I can’t even imagine feeling happy and free again [I used to! I remember how it felt!], let alone how to get there through all this grief.
        I went to all the therapy and survivor’s meetings the DV center offered me, even though I find it extremely hard to be around people at all now; I never missed one. And I’m not homeless. It’s not my home but I have a place to stay and I’m out of danger. I’m putting one foot in front of the other and clinging to faith I will find my way.
        In the meantime I thought if there’s anybody else out there like me who left abuse but is struggling to find to find life, light and happiness and the ability to string 5 words together [that might be why there are not more comments from us![ – You are not alone in your silence.
        Thank you again, silliness.
        Wishing peace to all you Celebitches.

      • silliness says:

        @Chanteloup, I have PTSD, and without having to go into details, I can tell you that sometimes it takes a little time for us to get out of a fog we’re in, in order to really benefit from therapy, and we just have to go back with a different focus once we can.

        While group therapy can be great in making you feel like you are not alone and others have dealt with similar scenarios/situations/symptoms as you, that didn’t quite work for me. Working with someone one-on-one has helped tremendously, especially when you don’t want to recount any triggers, and you want to build tools that will help you personally in your journey moving forward.

        I’m so glad to hear you are in a stable environment now. Whenever I’m not feeling my best, I just tell myself that I was not put on this earth to feel this way and that it will soon pass as all things do. Things like these are horrible, and finding out that so many commenters here have been in similar situations is heartbreaking, but informative because it’s opened up the conversation and hopefully helped someone else in a similar situation either recognize what is happening to them or around them, and maybe giving them the strength to get out. Thank you for sharing your story.