Amber Heard is donating her divorce settlement to charity

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Amber Heard is donating her entire $7 million divorce settlement to charity. 

According to Variety, Heard released a statement yesterday outlining that she'd be donating half of the settlement to American Civil Liberties Union “with a particular focus to stop violence against women,” and the other half to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles where she has worked as a volunteer over the past decade.

“As described in the restraining order and divorce settlement, money played no role for me personally and never has, except to the extent that I could donate it to charity and, in doing so, hopefully help those less able to defend themselves,” she said in the statement.

“As reported in the media, the amount received in the divorce was $7 million and $7 million is being donated,” she went on. “This is over and above any funds that I have given away in the past and will continue to give away in the future.”

Heard and Johnny Depp settled their divorce earlier this week. She had accused Depp of domestic abuse on several occasions but withdrew the allegations and the request of a restraining order from Depp upon the agreement of their divorce settlement.

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