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Amber Heard said in 2016 that she contributed half of her $7 million divorce settlement to charities, with $3.5 million going to the ACLU.
That was six years ago, and Amber has contributed nearly $1.3 million to the ACLU since then, according to Terence Dougherty, chief executive officer and general counsel.
According to Dougherty, the ACLU assumed that Heard intended for her $3.5 million donations to be distributed over ten years. Amber personally gave $350,000 of the total amount given thus far.
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Others sent the remaining funds in Amber’s name: Johnny wrote a $100,000 cheque. Elon Musk contributed another $500,000 to the fund.
Amber was paying the charity until 2018, according to Elaine Bredehoft, one of Amber’s attorneys. In answer to Bredehoft’s queries, Dougherty acknowledged that no more payments were made after Johnny filed an action against Amber on March 1, 2019.
The complaint was filed against Amber in response to an op-ed she wrote for The Washington Post in which she had identified herself as a public figure representing domestic abuse.
The story never addressed Johnny, but it did discuss a time when Amber was married to him. Johnny filed a lawsuit, alleging defamation by his ex-wife and seeking $50 million in damages. Amber has filed a counterclaim seeking $100 million in damages.