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Amber Heard Admits To Not Making A $3.5 Million Donation To The ACLU

Amber Heard Admits To Not Making A $3.5 Donation To The Aclu
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Amber Heard admitted that she pledged but failed to donate her divorce settlement to charity.

The shocking revelation was only made worse since she testified that she donated the money during the libel case in 2020, Daily Mail reports.

Amber Heard Admits To Not Making A $3.5 Donation To The Aclu

Two years prior, on Dutch TV, Heard stated that "$7million in total was donated - I split it between the ACLU and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. I wanted nothing."

Amber Heard Admits To Not Making A $3.5 Donation To The Aclu

However, during the cross-examination, she said she failed to make full donations "because Johnny sued me for $50 million in March of 2019."

The actresses added:

"I fully intend to honor all of my pledges. I would love for him to stop suing me so I can."

Amber Heard Admits To Not Making A $3.5 Donation To The Aclu

The ACLU Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Terence Dougherty, testified earlier that a $1.3million had been donated by Heard or on her behalf.

Heard contributed $350,000 directly in December 2018, and she has not paid any money since.

Amber Heard Admits To Not Making A $3.5 Donation To The Aclu

$100,000 was paid by Depp, and another $350,000 came from an investment company, Fidelity.

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Another $500,000 came from an account at investment firm Vanguard, which Dougherty said he "believed was a fund set up by Elon Musk."

The Divorce Settlement Between Depp And Heard

Amber Heard Admits To Not Making A $3.5 Donation To The Aclu

While on the stand, Amber claimed that she asked Depp to stop leaking stories about her. He agreed, but only he allegedly had conditions:

"He wanted me to drop charges, or some version of that, get back together with him and go on tour with him in the tour bus. Certain things that were impossible and go against all of, everything I'd stood for in getting my restraining order."

Amber said she felt like she couldn't live her life, saying, "people were turning on me."

Depp's accountant and business manager, Edward White, told the court earlier that Amber asked for four million initially. Then, White told the court that the demand "continually increased" to $5 million and then $5.5 million.

Amber Heard Admits To Not Making A $3.5 Donation To The Aclu

Finally, they settled on seven million and $500,000 of Heard's legal fees.

According to White, the "total consideration" paid to Heard by Depp was $14.25 million. He also said that Amber allegedly threatened to publicly serve him with a restraining order if he stopped supporting her.

Amber Heard Admits To Not Making A $3.5 Donation To The Aclu

Among things said by White were allegations that Amber requested a specific Range Rover to carry on living rent-free in three Los Angeles penthouses owned by Depp and asked for her estranged husband to cover $125,000 of her legal and accounting fees.

Heard Claimed She Was Not After Depp's Money

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Amber Heard Admits To Not Making A $3.5 Donation To The Aclu

In a phone call, the court heard that Amber told Depp in the summer of 2016, "I am not after a dime of your money."

Amber told the court what was behind the call:

"Johnny told me he would ruin me. That no one would ever touch me professionally. That I'd never work again. I'd be selling Depends."

She continued by saying that he would ruin her career and public image:

"I was trying to get him to call the dogs off. He was calling me a liar…I kept saying don't make me prove it. He was calling me a liar and having a sophisticated PR machine (speak to the press)."

In another recording, Amber told Depp that suggesting her bruises were fake was "unbelievable."

Amber Heard Admits To Not Making A $3.5 Donation To The Aclu

Talking about this recording made Amber emotional, as she told the jury that she begged Depp not to make her "prove what I've had to sit on the stand and prove and talk about it."

Amber said she was trying to point out that calling her a liar was absurd, adding she was "begging him not to make me prove it….there were years of me with injuries on the dates where we were fighting. Pictures from 2012. I was trying to say either you supposed people would rather believe this is an elaborate, years-long campaign, for what? It just seemed crazy."

Amber Heard Admits To Not Making A $3.5 Donation To The Aclu

Amber concluded this part of her testimony by saying she did not want to hurt her ex-husband:

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"I thought no one was advising him in his best interests, always surrounded by yes men, and nobody was saying this is crazy, don't do this. I didn't want to hurt him. I loved him so much. That's why I'm explaining why I didn't file a police report. I didn't want this to hurt Johnny."

Meeting Elon Musk

Amber Heard Admits To Not Making A $3.5 Donation To The Aclu

In a way, Amber met Elon Musk thanks to Johnny Depp.

As she said, he did not go to the Met Gala with her in 2016, he "stood her up."

Amber walked the red carpet with people from Ralph Lauren, and while there, she met but did not initially recognize Elon Musk.

Amber Heard Admits To Not Making A $3.5 Donation To The Aclu

Amber told the court:

"I didn't recognize him until we started talking. He'd reminded me we'd met once before. We spoke on the red carpet in the waiting line. He seemed like a real gentleman."

Amber Heard Admits To Not Making A $3.5 Donation To The Aclu

The two officially started dating in August. Depp's former agent Christian Carino told the court that they began dating "immediately after Johnny Depp."

The emails between Carino and Heard talked about the break-up with the Tesla owner.

Covering The Bruises

Amber Heard Admits To Not Making A $3.5 Donation To The Aclu
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Amber also testified about the alleged covering of the bruises. She used a color correction palette, just like her lawyer at the beginning of the trial, to show how one covers marks.

Amber told the jury:

"The idea is you want to counteract what color you're working with on the bruise. Red is what shows up right away, so you go with opposite on the color wheel by dabbing a bit of green."

Amber Heard Admits To Not Making A $3.5 Donation To The Aclu

She continued:

"I also noticed that bruising on your face tends to heal a lot faster - for me, it was faster than bruising on my body."

"Lips are the hardest because they crack and bleed."

Finally, The Poop Came From A Dog, Amber Says

Amber Heard Admits To Not Making A $3.5 Donation To The Aclu

Amber and Johnny had two Yorkies, Boo and Pistol.

According to Amber's testimony, Boo left poo on the bed, as the dog allegedly had "eaten Johnny's weed as a puppy and had bowel control issues for life."

Amber Heard Admits To Not Making A $3.5 Donation To The Aclu

Depp's chauffeur Starling Jenkins previously told the court that Heard told him it was a "horrible practical joke gone wrong." However, Amber told her lawyer that she was not in the mood for pranks, adding, "I don't think that's funny, period. That's disgusting."

Amber Heard Admits To Not Making A $3.5 Donation To The Aclu