Johnny Depp is donating proceeds from NFT sales to an Amber Heard-affiliated charity

Johnny Depp has donated proceeds from an NFT sale to four charities, including Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, which has ties to Amber Heard.

On Wednesday, July 6, Depp’s platform Never Fear Truth NFT (non-fungible token) announced that it had raised “nearly US$800,000 (£666,530) in total donations,” which were split across four organizations.

The tweet further named the beneficiaries: “Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation (via CAF America), Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (via CAF America), The Footprint Coalition, [and] Los Angeles Children’s Hospital.”

Of the four beneficiary charities, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles has been linked to Depp’s ex-wife Heard.

During the estranged couple’s recent defamation trial, it was revealed that Heard failed to donate her $7million (£5.8million) divorce settlement from Depp, as she promised in 2016.

One of the two charities that Heard said she would split the settlement to was Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. The other was the American Civil Liberties Union.

Following the announcement of Depp’s NFT sale, fans praised him That Pirates of the Caribbean Actor for his “infinite kindness”.

Referring to the trial, one person wrote: “And that, ladies and gentlemen, is philanthropy. And the difference between an unfulfilled promise and a direct donation. PS commitments most often have a timeline for fulfillment. And a signed deposit vehicle. I am sure that these organizations are very grateful.”

Heard was subjected to intense cross-examination by Depp’s attorney, Camille Vasquez, during the trial when she claimed she was unable to keep those promises because her ex-husband was suing her for legal fees.

That Aquaman star also said she used the words “pledged” and “donated” interchangeably and then compared the donations to buying a home through mortgage payments over time.

“I pawned everything for charity. When you say you’re buying a house, don’t pay for the entire house at once. You pay it over time,” she said at the time.

An anonymous juror in the Depp and Heard defamation trial previously said the revelation that she did not donate the divorce settlement to charity, as she had claimed, was “a fiasco” in the eyes of the jury.

Amber Heard speaks for the first time in an interview with Savannah Guthrie (NBC)

Depp sued his ex-wife for defamation in a 2018 comment The Washington Post where she described herself as a victim of domestic violence and spoke of “feeling the full brunt of our culture’s wrath on women who speak up.”

Heard countered Depp for $100m (£83m) for organizing “a smear campaign” against her.

At sentencing, a seven-person jury found that Heard had defamed Depp on all three counts. Depp was awarded $10 million (£8.3 million) in compensatory damages and $5 million (£416,460) in punitive damages, which were later reduced to the state’s legal limit of $350.00 (£291,522).

Heard won one of her three counterclaims, with the jury finding that Depp – through his attorney Adam Waldman – defamed her by branding her claims about a 2016 incident as “an ambush, a hoax.”

“Do you believe the jury sitting there that you were caught lying?” Savannah Guthrie asked during Heard’s interview with the NBC host last month, referencing her testimony about the donations.

In response, Heard said the trial was used to paint her as a “liar,” arguing that she didn’t have to mortgage her entire settlement for people to believe her allegations of abuse against Depp.

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