Johnny Depp snatched a major victory in a lawsuit against his ex-wife, Amber Hard, when a New York judge ruled that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) should release his donation documents.
The “Ecoman” actress promised in court in 2016 that she would donate the entire portion of her 7 million divorce settlement to charities: an equal distribution between ACLU and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. In a letter to the actor’s business adviser in 2019, he confirmed that he had stopped paying.
The ACLU, on the other hand, declined to give any details, prompting Depp and his legal team to take the matter to court. He filed a petition asking the organization to release documents relating to Hard’s donations, which the judge partially approved.
“Mr. Depp is most pleased with the court’s decision,” said Depp’s lawyer, Benjamin Chew. USA Today. About the decision
This means that the documents will show whether the actress has really kept her promise or not, has become a point of contention in the couple’s legal battles. It will also be important evidence when the “rum diary” star takes him to court next year for defamation in Virginia. His lawyer, Andrew Caldcott, later argued that the promised donation was “a calculated and manipulative lie” that “tipped the scales against Mr Depp from the beginning.”
If it is proved that Hurd lied about the payments, it will shed new light on his reputation as a victim of domestic abuse. He made such allegations against the actor during their marriage, and testified against him last year when he filed a defamation suit against the British tabloid The Sun for his “wife-killing” article. ۔
Depp called his ex-wife a “gold digger”, which he confronted and told the court that she had been “financially independent of him at all times.” Were Herd also said, as quoted. Free“The entire amount of my divorce settlement was given in charity.”
Judge Andrew Nicole ruled in his favor, saying “donating ڈالر 7 million to charity is hardly an act expected of a gold digger.” The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star lost the case and was eventually expelled from the “Fantasy Beasts” by Warner Bruce. Hard, meanwhile, had to re-enact the role of Meera in “Acumen and the Last Kingdom.”