Amber Heard, Johnny Depp now fight over divorce donations

Los Angeles, Aug 26 (PTI) Amber Heard's team has accused Johnny Depp's team of trying to save tax by directly donating
her divorce settlement money to charity instead of first giving her the access to the USD 7 million.

Heard had pledged to donate the money to the two foundations but Depp's team has begun to donate the money directly in her name.

The 30-year old actress and her team say "Pirates of the Caribbean" star is trying to save taxes by directly donating the money to the charity. They have now called out the actor to double the donation, reported People magazine.

"Amber Heard appreciates Johnny Depp's novel interest in supporting two of her favourite charities, the ACLU for domestic violence and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

This is great and unexpected news.

"However, if Johnny wishes to change the settlement agreement, we must insist that he honour the full amount by donating USD 14 million to charity, which, after accounting for his tax deduction, is equal to his USD 7 million payment obligation to Amber. We would also insist that the full amount be paid immediately and not drawn out over many years," a member of Heard's team said.

The member said that anything less would be an attempt by Johnny's counsel, Laura Wasser and Patti Glaser, to reduce their client's true payment.

"The Danish Girl" actress was awarded USD 7 million in the couple's divorce settlement earlier this month after which she decided to donate all of the amount to her two favourite charities the American Civil Liberties Union and Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

Depp and Heard divorced after a brief but ugly fight where the actress accused him of domestic violence in their
15-month-old marriage.

PTI