Johnny Depp Sues ACLU to Reveal Donation Amount Paid By Amber Hearld in Divorce Settlement.

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Johnny Depp has sued the American Civil Liberties Union, to disclose whether his ex-wife ever paid the $7 million to a charity that she promised during the divorce settlement. For this the ACLU refused to disclose any information on the case, this resulted in Depp turning to the legal authorities.

The Daily Mail revealed in January that out of the 3.5 million promised to pay to a Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, it was found out that Amber Heard had only paid a mere sum of $100k only.

So now, Depp has contacted the Supreme Court in New York trying to pressurize ACLU to disclose the details, that would strengthen his case. Back in 2016 when the couple broke up, Amber announced that she was never after Depp’s money and in fact promised to split the $7million settlement for two charitable causes.

However, Depp’s lawyers claim that the statement was a pretense. They have spent more than a year investigating whether these payments were ever made to the ACLU and the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Earlier in January, the management at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles disclosed a pile of documents that proved that the hospital had received $100k only from Amber.

Now that things have reached such a war-like situation, Depp has now increased the pressure, filing a motion in New York Supreme Court to compel them to abide by the ‘outrageous stonewalling’ of a string of subpoenas.

The lawyers of Depp want the docs to show that Heard was lying when she boasted about donating the money, not only in interviews with the media but in proof to a court in London as well. The Pirates of the Caribbean star lost the bruising case of defamation in the United Kingdom against the Sun newspaper last year when a British High Court judge decided to make a substantially accurate publication on his portrayal of him as a ‘ wife beater’ based on bloodcurdling reports of the couples several bust-ups.

Providing evidence in a statement on February 26, 2020, Amber Heard spoke that she remained financially on her own while she was with Depp and was not after his money and would even donate the divorce settlement amount.

According to Judge Andrew Nichol, who decided the case in “The Sun’s” favor stated that Amber donating $7 million for such noble causes can definitely not be a gold digger!

‘Ms. Heard made several attempts to circumvent Mr. Depp’s discovery into her alleged donation of her entire divorce settlement,’ according to the filing, explaining how she sought and struggled in Californian courts to get their subpoenas quashed. Heard and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles finally agreed, but the ACLU has only turned over a small number of documents and emails so far.

The motion shows a letter from Romero to Heard dated September 9, 2016, on ACLU Foundation letterhead, thanking Ms. Heard for her $350,000 donation as “the first installment of your very generous commitment of $3.5 million.”

From the papers, Depp’s lawyers concluded that Heard contributed $450,000 to the ACLU, not the $3,500,000 she said. ‘The documentation and testimony concerning the Op-Ed will not be produced without an agreement on confidentiality,’ the organization said. When no deal could be made, Depp’s legal team filed a lawsuit in New York, where the ACLU is headquartered.

Elaine Charlson Bredehoft, Heard’s attorney, did not say how much her client had donated to either agency, only that she wanted to fulfill the $7 million commitment ‘gradually.’

She blamed Depp for the delay, claiming that Heard had to spend millions defending herself against ‘false allegations’ in the ongoing defamation case.

Friends say Depp is adamant about continuing to fight and will not consider resolving the upcoming Virginia lawsuit, which has been repeatedly postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic and will not go before a jury until next year.

Elaine Charlson Bredehoft, Heard’s attorney, did not say how much her client had donated to either agency, only that she wanted to fulfill the $7 million commitment ‘gradually.’

She blamed Depp for the delay, claiming that Heard had to spend millions defending herself against ‘false allegations’ in the ongoing defamation case.

Friends say Depp is adamant about continuing to fight and will not consider resolving the upcoming Virginia lawsuit, which has been repeatedly postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic and will not go before a jury until next year.

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Mohid Moosani

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