After the drama-filled court battle between actor Johnny Depp and his ex-wife Amber Heard, Depp decided to keep a promise broken by Heard.
During the trial, we learned that Heard had made numerous promises to different charities, but she never followed through.
In 2016, after Depp and Heard settled their divorce, Heard said she would give the $7 million she received away to charity. She claimed to give the ACLU $3.5 million and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles $3.5 million.
“The donation will be divided equally between the ACLU, with a particular focus to stop violence against women, and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, where I have worked as a volunteer for the past 10 years,” Heard said at the time.
It never happened.
After winning the $15 million suit, Depp also sold off some valuable NFTs (cryptocurrency). Between his funds and the cryptocurrency community he started, they raised hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The 59-year-old actor donated almost $800,000 to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Footprint Coalition, and the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
“We are grateful and very thankful to the Never Fear Truth community for this tremendous accomplishment — making this project one of the most philanthropic NFT sales to date — and we are excited to build on this success and making an even greater impact going forward,” the account’s post said.
Thank you so much @JohnnyDeppNFT for your generosity in helping support @PCHFWA and WA sick kids. These funds will make a significant impact in helping keep @PerthChildrens world-class for our children and families ❤#pchfwa https://t.co/ke8tvnTV9v
— Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation (@PCHFWA) July 7, 2022
A jury awarded Depp millions after finding that Heard defamed him and harmed his career after writing a 2018 op-ed in The Washington Post. It was later learned that Heard didn’t personally write the op-ed, and the ACLU had a hand in claiming she was a “public figure representing domestic abuse.”