Battling with Johnny Depp over the divorce settlement of their 15-month long marriage, Amber Heard has now petitioned for him to up the settlement to double the value, 14 Million USD.
The original settlement came after three grueling months of battle between the separated couple on the 16th of August with the agreement that Depp would pay 7 million USD, but not to Heard, but in the form of two installments to two charitable organizations. Heard had listed out the domestic violence branch of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles to be the receivers of her divorce settlement.
The three months of court hearings over which the settlement was made to bring forth several allegations against the 50 year old Pirates of the Caribbean star, accusing him of verbally and physically abusing Heard throughout the 15 months of their marriage. Depp denied these indictments saying nothing of the sort ever happened. A video came out during his deposition showing Depp slamming cabinets after downing a lot of red wine. The video also covered Depp lunging at Heard when he noticed her recording the fiasco.
They later gave a joint statement saying there was “never any intent of physical or emotional harm”. They continued, “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love,” “Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain.”
Heard also stated in the court that Depp had accused her repeatedly during their marriage of sleeping with other men and swore that she had never had a sexual relationship with Thornton.
All was smooth until Depp released his statement on Thursday saying that he had paid the first instalments to the charities by him, instead of being passed through Heard, “in the name of Amber Heard”. Enraged by this, Heard’s lawyers demanded that Depp pays double the amount to cover for the breach of the settlement.
“Amber Heard appreciates Johnny Depp’s novel interest in supporting two of her favorite charities, the ACLU for domestic violence and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. This is great and unexpected news,” said Heard’s lawyers.
“However, if Johnny wishes to change the settlement agreement, we must insist that he honor the full amount by donating $14 million to charity, which, after accounting for his tax deduction, is equal to his $7 million payment obligation to Amber. We would also insist that the full amount be paid immediately and not drawn out over many years,” they continued on to say.