Johnny Depp chooses organizations for Amber Heard’s $1 million defamation settlement 2023

CNN has learnt from a source close to Johnny Depp that he would give the $1 million settlement he owes Amber Heard from their widely publicized defamation trial.

On Tuesday, the source revealed that Depp will send settlement cash to five charities: the Make-A-Film Foundation, The Painted Turtle, Red Feather, Marlon Brando’s Tetiaroa Society, and the Amazonia Fund Alliance.

The source said the “Pirates of the Caribbean” actor will contribute $200,000 to each of the five charity.

CNN has asked Heard reps for comment.

June 2022 Virginia jury convicted Heard and Depp guilty of slander. Heard settled with Depp for $1 million in December.

Depp’s attorneys stated that he will contribute Heard’s compensation to charity.

In June 2022, a Virginia jury awarded Depp $10 million compensatory damages and $5 million punitive damages. Heard received $2 million in compensation and no punitive penalties.

In December, Heard settled with Depp for $1 million.

Heard announced the settlement on her verified Instagram account, saying she had “made no admission” and that it was “not an act of concession.”

“I make this decision having lost faith in the American legal system, where my unprotected testimony served as entertainment and social media fodder,” Heard wrote.

“We are pleased to formally close the door on this painful chapter for Mr. Depp, who made clear throughout the process that his priority was about bringing the truth to light,” Depp’s lawyers Camille Vasquez and Benjamin Chew told CNN.

Both performers have been seen in Europe recently, trying to move on from the public trial.

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