Amber Heard is facing charges in court for allegedly failing to follow through on a large charitable donation — the ACLU claims she only handed them half of her $3.5 million commitment — despite the fact that she still has a few years to make good on her promise.
Here’s the deal: When Amber and Johnny Depp divorced in 2016, she stated that she would donate her full $7 million settlement to charity, splitting it between the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and the ACLU, with the money to be paid back over ten years.
In Depp’s defamation trial against Heard on Thursday, the ACLU’s Terence Dougherty revealed that the non-profit received four donations in Amber’s name, totaling only $1.3 million.
Furthermore, according to Dougherty, Amber only gave the ACLU $350k in cash, whilst Depp signed a check for $100k. According to the ACLU, the other contributions included $500k from a Vanguard donor-advised fund and $350k from a Fidelity donor-advised fund.
And, get this, according to Dougherty, the ACLU believes the $500k payment came from a fund established by Elon Musk, whom Amber dated following her divorce from Depp.
Elon emailed the ACLU’s executive director, Anthony Romero, in 2016 stating Amber would donate $3.5 million over ten years, according to Dougherty, but the ACLU has not received a donation from Heard since 2019.
They further claim she waited till the release of “Aquaman” to publish her op-ed in order to capitalise on the film’s publicity.
It’s just another tasty nugget in a trial full of them, like Alejandro Romero, Johnny and Amber’s former doorman, who testified bizarrely on Wednesday.
Romero smoked from a vape pen while driving and recalled the time Amber feared someone was breaking into their home but it turned out to be simply a dog scratching at the door, according to a pre-recorded deposition shown in court.
As the video played in court, the jury chuckled, and the judge even had a reaction… calling it a first in her tenure on the bench.