Johnny takes Amber’s moment
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TMZ reported yesterday that Johnny Depp, who settled his divorce with Amber Heard for $7 million, sent the payments directly to the charities she pledged, the ACLU and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. And, perhaps to reward TMZ for their favourable coverage these last few months, Johnny’s rep released a statement directly to TMZ confirming Johnny’s donations:
"Following Amber Heard's announcement that her divorce settlement was to be divided equally and gifted to Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union, two exceptionally deserving and important charities, Johnny Depp has sent the first of multiple installments of those monies to each charity in the name of Amber Heard, which when completed will honor the full amount of Ms. Heard's pledge. Ms. Heard's generosity in giving to these wonderful causes is deeply respected."
So they make him out to be the big heart, magnanimous and classy. Is he?
Or could he not bring himself to write her name, HER NAME, on his cheques. That’s how I see it. And it’s petty as f-ck. It was her decision. It was her choice to donate the money. But he had to claim the moment for himself, make the generosity about him. Like somehow, in doing this, we’d forget that it only happened because she had bruises on her face. Nope.