Over a month after winning the defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard, Johnny Depp recently made a donation to The Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Previously, Amber had failed to donate her divorce payout to the same charity as per her pledge.
The large sum was raised through the sale of NFTs (non-fungible tokens).
NFTs are described as ‘a digital asset that represents real-world objects like art, music, in-game items and videos bought and sold online, frequently with cryptocurrency’.
Amber, 36, has ties with the LA’s Children’s Hospital.
Actor Johnny Deep recently sold off his NFTs from his art community, Never Fear Truth, and donated all proceeds to aid charities in need. Interestingly, the list of organisations that received the donation also includes the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, associated with the actor’s ex-wife Amber Heard.
❣️ CHARITY UPDATE ❣️
Johnny Depp’s Never Fear Truth NFT sale was always intended to benefit charities and we are pleased to be able to confirm that nearly $800,000 in total donations have been contributed to the following organizations:
— Never Fear Truth (@JohnnyDeppNFT) July 5, 2022
Johnny and Amber Heard separated after filing for divorce in 2016. Post their divorce, Amber had pledged to donate her divorce settlement to the Children’s Hospital. However, in Johnny and Amber’s recent defamation trial, it was revealed that Amber had failed to do so.
Reacting to the actor’s donation, a fan wrote on Twitter, “And this, ladies and gentlemen, is philanthropy. And the difference between an unfulfilled pledge, and a straight donation.” “No wondering about pledge or donation synonymously or not here. Every time I think I couldn’t be prouder of that man, he proves me wrong. AMAZING,” added another one.
She is now bidding to overturn the verdict.
Her legal team has filed a 43-page motion with the court in Virginia, arguing the verdict was flawed and the validity of the jury which heard the case.
Meanwhile Johnny is currently preparing to film his first movie in two years.
The actor is set portray King Louie XV and the film will be directed by French filmmaker Maiwenn Le Besco.
This comes as rumours have emerged that Depp could be making a return to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
He was the major lead in five of the movies and last appeared in Dead Men Tell No Tales which was released in 2017.