Johnny Depp And Amber Heard Reach Divorce Settlement, Release Joint Statement
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have come to a settlement agreement in their divorce ahead of Wednesday’s scheduled hearing.
Johnny Depp & Amber Heard Divorce
Depp and Heard have agreed to a settlement following their public and protracted bitter divorce battle that made numerous headlines with people on both sides of the marriage weighing in. In the end, Depp has agreed to pay $10 million to Heard, who has agreed to drop the domestic abuse charges and to donate the money to charity.
In a joint statement, Depp and Heard acknowledged the tumultuous nature of their marriage. The statement also includes language that works to validate Heard’s claims of abuse, despite her decision to not pursue charges against her ex.
“Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love,” the statement reads. “Neither party has lied nor made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm”
The statement adds, “Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future. Amber will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity. There will be no further public statements about this matter.”
The settlement agreement and statement are coming on the heels of a leak of a damning video of Depp allegedly throwing a wine bottle at Heard. Photos have also been leaked along with court documents that state that Depp had accidentally sliced the tip of a finger off while intoxicated and had written a message about Heard cheating with her London Fields‘ costar Billy Bob Thornton in his blood and blue paint.
Heard filed for divorce from Depp in May after 15 months of marriage. She subsequently petitioned for and won a restraining order after accusing the actor of ongoing domestic violence.