UPDATE 11/30/16 9:30 A.M. EST: We’re now hearing Amber quietly made a donation of $350K to ACLU back in August, just three days after her original settlement with Johnny and before she received any money from her estranged ex. TMZ also reports the actress made steps to donate an installment to the other charity of her choice, CHLA, but that’s when Depp began to take matters into his own hands.
As we reported, the settlement is expected to be signed any day now — so we will keep you updated as we learn more.
We’re nearing the end… hopefully!
As you may have heard, reports surfaced that the Danish Girl star still hadn’t donated the money obtained from her tumultuous relationship to the Children’s Hospital and the American Civil Liberties Union, as she promised when the former couple reached an agreement back in August.
But as you know, Depp tried to cut corners and donate the money directly to the charities — which Amber is NOT here for as she does not want the 53-year-old to get the tax deduction.
In a statement to Us Weekly on Monday, O’Donnell confirmed that as soon as the paperwork is finalized, Amber will fulfill her promise to donate the millions of dollars to the individual organizations:
“The settlement documents are being finalized and will be signed this week. Johnny is obligated by the settlement to pay Amber, and she in turn will honor her pledges to Children’s Hospital and the American Civil Liberties Union.”
Her legal rep also explained Amber’s involvement in the recent PSA on domestic violence did not violate her confidentiality agreement with Depp:
“Amber’s commitment to protecting victims of domestic violence and helping sick children is her life’s work. Her recent PSA on domestic violence does not violate her settlement agreement with Johnny. She will continue to lend her voice to the rising chorus of women speaking out about this terrible scourge on the American family.”
We’ll keep you updated once we get confirmation.
[Image via FayesVision/WENN.]