The war between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard has now escalated to another level. The defamation trial is not only about the truth, but also about a sum of 50 million US dollars. The 58-year-old actor is suing his ex as Heard severely damaged his reputation due to the op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post.
Amber Heard’s divorce donation
Recently, Heard was cross-examined about the divorce settlement she pledged to donate to the charities back in 2016. DailyMail reported that Heard confessed publicly that she had donated 7 million dollars to charity as she did not want any money from Depp.
Moreover, DailyMail also reported that the 36-year-old actress promised to divide the seven million dollars divorce settlement between the two organisations, firstly to the Children's Hospital Los Angeles and secondly to the non-governmental organisation American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which campaigns for civil rights and liberalism. As per Business Insider senior member of the ACLU, Terence Dougherty, also testified in court. According to his testimony, only a fraction had reached his organisation, 1.3 million dollars to be exact.
Heard under pressure during cross-examination
According to Business Insider, the entire sum didn't come from Heard's account: 500,000 dollars were transferred by her friend Elon Musk, 350,000 dollars came from Heard and 100,000 dollars were allegedly transferred by Depp. The rest came from an investment firm.
The actress then buckles under cross-examination. She admits that she did not donate the entire sum - but that is because Depp hit her with his lawsuit.
Possible lawsuit for perjury
His legal team disputes the facts: Heard is said to have received the divorce settlement before the lawsuit was filed and would therefore have had sufficient time to arrange the donations. Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez's accusations of this incident can potentially have the actress face perjury charges as confessed by law firm partner Sean Caulfield to the Daily Mail. He said:
While it may not be a central issue to the case [the donations], perjury is the single biggest threat and cuts to the core of our justice system, so the police may be invited to investigate to show that any member of the public who lies to the court can be prosecuted for perjury.
This article is translated from Oh!MyMag DE.