Depp blamed for using charity money for tax deduction

Johnny Depp...Divorce settlement money going to charity in instalments.

Johnny Depp…Divorce settlement money going to charity in instalments.

Continuing the drama with estranged husband Johnny Depp, actress Amber Heard recently blamed him for using charity donation for tax deduction.

The allegation came after the 30-year-old actress decided to donate her $7 million divorce settlement to two charities – the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which tackles violence against women and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles – where she has volunteered for 10 years. Shortly after the announcement, Depp’s aide in a statement said that the 50-year-old actor had decided to cut out the middle man and donate the settlement money directly to the charities in a series of instalments.

A statement said Heard “appreciates Johnny Depp’s interest in supporting two of her favourite charities” and called it “great and unexpected news” while also claims that the Blow star was attempting to change the terms of their settlement.

“If Johnny wishes to change the settlement agreement, we must insist that he honour the full amount by donating 14 million dollar to charity, which, after accounting for his tax deduction, is equal to his 7 million dollar payment obligation to Amber,” the statement continued, adding that Depp should make the payment in a lump sum rather than in instalments.

However, ACLU confirmed that the organization has already received the funds while the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles said they “have received the first instalment and are grateful to Depp.”

 

 

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