Johnny Depp Says Amber Heard Is Lying About Donating Her $7 Million Divorce Settlement

Johnny's legal team, in an effort to appeal the defamation case against The Sun is claiming that Amber did not donate the $7 million settlement from their 2016 divorce as she previously claimed.

Back in January, actress Amber Heard responded to claims that her ex-husband Johnny Depp's legal team made against her.

Now, Depp's legal team is doubling down on the allegations.

Johnny Depp's legal team is trying to overturn the High Court libel case ruling that he assaulted his ex-wife and put her in fear for her life.

During a hearing on Thursday, the 57-year-old's lawyers asked for permission to appeal the judgment, which found in favor of The Sun that an April 2018 column in the newspaper calling the actor a "wife-beater" was "substantially true."

For those who don't know, Amber has claimed to have donated the entirety of her $7 million divorce settlement to charity.

Specifically, the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union, who were to split the 2016 settlement evenly.

Now, Depp is claiming he "did not receive a fair trial" and his barrister Andrew Caldecott QC has given details of "fresh evidence" that Heard did not donate her divorce settlement to charity.

Now, barrister Andrew Caldecott is claiming the hospital wrote to Depp's business adviser back in 2019, saying Heard had not made "any payments."

The court heard she gave $100,000 to the hospital and $450,000 to the ACLU, although she claims she made a further $500,000 donation to the second charity anonymously.

In written submissions, Depp's legal team said this was a "calculated and manipulative lie, designed to achieve a potent favourable impression from the outset."

In his ruling in November, Mr. Justice Nicol said Heard's donation is "hardly the act one would expect of a gold-digger."

Mr. Caldecott said that if "the truth" about the charity claim had been known during the trial, it would have affected the judge's consideration of the actress's evidence.

Adam Wolanski, representing NGN, said in written submissions that Depp's "fresh evidence" was said to support "a theory that Ms. Heard was a 'gold-digger' however, he went on to argue that "the evidence is not 'fresh' at all, since it could have been obtained with reasonable diligence for (the) trial."

h/t: Sky News