Amber Heard's Legal Team Fights Back as Johnny Depp Refuses to Finalize $7 Million Divorce Settlement

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heardhave reached a speed bump in their ongoing divorce saga. 

Back in August, the former couple agreed to a $7 million settlement, all of which would be donated by Depp to the ACLU and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, per Heard’s request. But now, in legal documents obtained by E! News, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor seems to be pushing back against finalizing the agreement. 

Amber’s legal team filed a Request for Order with the Los Angeles Superior Court in hopes of imposing the settlement and expediting Depp’s payment. Attorney fees and costs up to $35,435 are also being requested. 

Additionally, the actress’ attorneys claim Depp has failed to comply with the court-allotted timeline of various mandates, including the division of personal property, shipping her belonging from his private island in the Bahamas, transferring a Range Rover into Heard’s name and Depp’s outstanding debts incurred from cars, Neil Lane jewelry and stylist fees. 

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In a declaration written by Heard and included in the documents, she makes a number of less-than flattering claims about her ex-husband and alleges that he broke the agreement by paying the initial $200,000 donation to the charities as opposed to Amber directly. 

“Instead, when Johnny learned that I planned to donate my entire marital settlement to charities, Johnny purported to satisfy his obligation to pay me by supposedly paying the charities I selected instead of me,” she writes. 

Heard continues, “He also claimed that I violated the confidentiality provisions of the [Deal Point Memorandum] by announcing that I was donating my settlement to charities. In fact, I made those donations in good faith and I was responding to the leaks by Johnny’s agents bragging that I had settled for substantially less than a reported, earlier offered sum and attempting to label me a gold digger.”

The 30-year-old also refers to many tabloid stories she believes were planted by the actor’s team and are defamatory in nature, thus violating the exes’ DPM. 

Since Amber and Johnny’s year-long marriage came to an end in May of this year, the actress has stayed mostly quiet about the domestic abuse allegations she made against the 53-year-old until very recently.

In late November, Heard teamed up with the #GirlGaze Project to create an emotionally-charged PSA, in which she fights back tears while discussing her connection to the topic. Then earlier this week, she penned a moving essay for Porter magazine urging victims of abuse to speak out against their attackers. 

“You are not alone. You may have suffered alone behind closed doors, but you are not alone. You need to know that. I want to remind you of your strength, a strength that has been multiplied by the number of women who stand silently behind you—a truth that allowed me to break down the doors I once found myself behind,” she wrote. 

Amber does not refer to Johnny by his name in either piece. 

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