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According to a source close to Johnny Depp, he has decided which charity would receive the $1 million compensation he is due from Amber Heard as a result of their widely publicized defamation trial.
The Make-A-Film Foundation, The Painted Turtle, Red Feather, Marlon Brando’s Tetiaroa Society charity, and the Amazonia Fund Alliance are the five charities Depp has selected to receive the settlement monies. According to the source, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor intends to give $200,000 to each of the five charity.
In June 2022, a Virginia jury determined that Heard and Depp were both guilty of slander. Heard agreed to pay Depp $1 million in damages as part of the deal the ex-couple reached in December.
Depp promised to give the money from the Heard settlement to charity, according to a statement from his attorneys at the time.
Depp received a $10 million compensation damage award and a $5 million punitive damage award from the Virginia jury in June 2022. Heard received a $2 million compensatory damages award but no punitive damages compensation.
In the end, when the ex-couple reached a settlement agreement in December, the damages that Heard owed to Depp were decreased to $1 million.
Heard announced the settlement at the time in a statement on her verified Instagram page, claiming that she had “made no admission” and that the agreement was “not an act of concession.”\
“I make this decision having lost faith in the American legal system, where my unprotected testimony served as entertainment and social media fodder,” Heard wrote in her blog post.