Wow, we didn’t see this one coming!
According to Heard, half will go to the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) while the other portion will benefit the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
In a statement, the actress revealed:
“The donation will be divided equally between the ACLU, with a particular focus on helping defend battered women, and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, where I have worked as a volunteer for the past 10 years.”
The celeb went on to add:
“Money played no role for me personally and never has, except to the extent that I could donate it to charity and, in doing so, hopefully help those less able to defend themselves. Hopefully this experience results in a positive change in the lives of people who need it the most.”
Hmm… we wonder if Amber’s altruistic claims will hold up against her many detractors. We definitely think this a good start, though!
As for the Children’s Hospital, they couldn’t be more happy with the donation:
“Her generosity will support the lifesaving treatments and cures that CHLA provides for critically ill children each year.”
Aww. It’s nice to see a negative situation have some silver lining.
So, what do YOU think about Heard’s decision?
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