16 Jun – Johnny Depp is set to divide the payment received from ex-wife Amber Heard to several charity organisations.
As reported on People, the "Aquaman" star recently issued the USD 1 million settlement money that Depp won in last year's defamation case in Virginia, a reduced amount that was agreed by Depp instead of the original court ordered amount of USD 10 million in compensatory damages.
A source close to Depp stated that the 60-year-old actor will be dividing the payment to five charities of his choosing, with USD 200,000 to go to each one.
The charities are Make-A-Film Foundation, The Painted Turtle, Red Feather, Tetiaroa Society, and Amazonia Fund Alliance.
Back in December, Depp's attorneys Benjamin Chew and Camille Vazquez issued a statement about the settlement, saying, "The payment of USD 1 million - which Mr. Depp is pledging and will (actually) donate to charities - reinforces Ms. Heard's acknowledgement of the conclusion of the legal system's rigorous pursuit for justice."
The Make-A-Film Foundation grants film wishes to children with serious or life-threatening medical conditions, helping them to create short film legacies by teaming them with noted actors, directors, and writers.
The Painted Turtle is an innovative camp for children with serious medical conditions.
Red Feather Development Group is a non-profit organisation that empowers Native American communities to be self-sustaining to ensure safe and healthy homes for all who live on the Native American reservations.
The Amazonia Fund Alliance is an alliance of nonprofits and sustainability-driven pioneering companies designed to protect and support innovative preservation in Indigenous communities throughout the Amazon.
Tetiaroa Society is dedicated to the conservation and sustainable use of Tetiaroa via education, scientific research and traditional knowledge.