Amber Heard denies Johnny Depp’s claim that she lied about donating $7 million divorce settlement

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In the story that never, ever seems to end, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are at it again.

Depp has reportedly accused ex-wife Heard of lying about giving her divorce settlement away to charity. After the exes’ finalized their split, Heard pledged to keep none of the $7 million settlement and instead split it between two charities, the ACLU and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

According to a new report from the Daily Mail, Depp’s lawyers claim that Heard’s pledge was a “sham” and that documents obtained by subpoena from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles are a “smoking gun.”

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Actor Johnny Depp attends ‘Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane Macgowan' photocall during the 68th San Sebastian International Film Festival at the Kursaal Palace on September 20, 2020 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Since Heard made her initial charity claim, Depp and his lawyers have been trying to learn from the two charities Heard pledged to donate the settlement to, Children's Hospital Los Angeles and American Civil Liberties Union, whether Heard actually donated the money.

The ACLU has refused to cooperate, but recently, the Childen's Hospital has admitted that Heard has only donated $100,000 so far and that the hospital actually wrote to her in June of 2019 asking Heard, “I am inquiring if you have knowledge if CHLA should expect further payment installment(s) on your behalf or if the pledge will not be fulfilled. I appreciate any insights on this matter.”

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Amber Heard arrives at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand on July 20, 2020 in London, England. The Hollywood Actor is suing News Group Newspapers (NGN) and the Sun's executive editor, Dan Wootton, over an article published in 2018 that referred to him as a “wife beater” during his marriage to actor Amber Heard. (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)

Heard's lawyer, Elaine Charlson Bredehoft, released a statement, “Mr. Depp's effort to plant stories in the media criticizing Amber for not yet fulfilling all the donations she pledged to charity is yet another desperate attempt to divert attention from the UK Court's findings relating to allegations of Mr. Depp committing domestic abuse.

Amber has already been responsible for seven figures in donations to charitable causes and intends to continue to contribute and eventually fulfil her pledge.

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Amber Heard waves as she leaves at the end of the seventh day of the libel trial by her former husband US actor Johnny Depp against News Group Newspapers (NGN), at the High Court in London, on July 15, 2020. – Depp is suing the publishers of The Sun and the author of the article for the claims that called him a “wife-beater” in April 2018. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

However, Amber has been delayed in that goal because Mr. Depp filed a lawsuit against her, and consequently, she has been forced to spend millions of dollars defending Mr. Depp's false accusations against her.”

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