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  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Johnny Depp has donated nearly $800,000 to charity from the sale of NFTs

    The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor's NFT community, Never Fear Truth, raised a huge sum in donations and have split the money between the Perth Children's Hospital Foundation, the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity, The Footprint Coalition and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles


    The company told RadarOnline.com: "We are pleased to be able to confirm that nearly $800,000 in total donations."

    The Children's Hospital of Los Angeles was one of two charities, along with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), that Johnny's ex-wife, Amber Heard, pledged to donate her $7 million divorce settlement to when they agreed the terms of their split in 2016.

    She said at the time: "The donation will be divided equally between the ACLU, with a particular focus to stop violence against women, and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, where I have worked as a volunteer for the past 10 years.

    "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."

    However, during the former couple's recent bitter defamation trial, the 'Black Mass' star's lawyer got the 'Aquaman' actress to admit she hadn't fulfilled her pledge, insisting she had been unable to pay because of ongoing court disputes with her ex-husband.

    In court, Terence Dougherty, the chief operating officer and general counsel of ACLU, said in a pre-recorded deposition - which was filmed in December 2021the 36-year-old actress was put forward as an ACLU ambassador following her pledge to provide the large donation, but noted it hadn't fully been sent by the time of the deposition.

    The organisation had received four payments, with $350,000 was paid directly by the 'Danish Girl' actress, $100,000 came from Johnny, and two payments of $500,000 and $350,000 were submitted via donor-advised funds.

    Mr. Dougherty said the ACLU believes the $500,000 payment came from a fund set up by Elon Musk, who Amber dated following the end of her marriage, and the SpaceX CEO had sent an email to advise the full $3.5 million would be paid over a 10-year period, though it was never confirmed, and the organisation hasn't since received any money.

    He said: "We didn't receive any amounts in 2019 and on."

    Asked what efforts they have made to get the rest of the money, he replied: "We reached out to Ms Heard starting in 2019 for the next instalment of her giving and we learned that she was having financial difficulties."

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