A New York judge has partially approved Heard’s appeal to establish whether she gave the full amount of her $7 million divorce settlement to the American Civil Liberties Union and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, as she agreed. The judgement requires the ACLU to produce papers confirming whether or not Heard followed through on the contribution commitment, which has been a bone of dispute in the former couple’s legal struggle. “Mr. Depp is very pleased with the court’s ruling,” Depp’s attorney Benjamin Chew told USA TODAY. The ACLU and Heard’s attorney have been contacted for comment by USA TODAY.


In November, Depp lost a libel case in London against the publisher of The Sun tabloid, which had called him a “wife beater” in a 2018 headline after Heard accused him of violence in Los Angeles in 2016 as their brief, tumultuous marriage was coming to an end.


Depp was up against a prominent tabloid and its editor in the lawsuit, with Heard serving as their star witness. Depp was denied an appeal in March after his lawyer, Andrew Caldecott, claimed that Heard’s donation commitment was a “calculated and manipulative falsehood.” “That” turned the scales against Mr. Depp from the start. Caldecott further claimed that in 2019, one of Heard’s planned philanthropic benefactors, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, wrote to Depp’s business adviser claiming that Heard had not made any contributions.


Lawyers for The Sun’s publisher rejected the claims in court in March, claiming that Heard did not mislead about the donations since she agreed to pay the money over a ten-year period. She had previously paid “a number of payments in fulfilment of these commitments,” Adam Wolanski, a representative for News Group Newspapers.

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