Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp has fulfilled his promise to put his $1 million settlement from the Amber Heard defamation case to good use.
The actor, famous for his role in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, will split the payment among five charitable organizations.
Depp chose to donate to the Make-A-Film Foundation, The Painted Turtle, Red Feather, Tetiaroa Society, and Amazonia Fund Alliance, with each organization receiving $200,000, according to sources.
The legal battle between Depp and Heard unfolded last year. Depp sued his ex-wife for the 2018 Washington Post op-ed in which she disclosed being a survivor of domestic abuse.
Although Depp was not explicitly mentioned, the actor sued for defamation. And claimed that the allegations had severely damaged his career and cost him substantial financial losses.
After six weeks of court proceedings, a Virginia jury unanimously ruled in favor of Depp, awarding him $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. However, the total settlement was reduced to $10.35 million due to state legal limitations.