We would also insist that the full amount be paid immediately and not drawn out over many years."You're allowed to make charitable deductions of up to 50 percent of your gross income, so presuming Depp was going to make at least million in 2016 (which as the most overpaid actor in Hollywood once again, he tax deductible, but making a lump-sum payment like this one to Heard would disqualify Depp from the alimony deduction.)And the disagreement over the mode of payout was only the first bump in the post-settlement road.
In November, Heard appeared in a domestic violence PSA in which she never referred to a particular perpetrator but did say, "When it happens behind closed doors with someone you love, it's not as straight-forward [as] if a stranger did this.
Surprise, Heard doesn't want to pay a fee for trying to get the divorce settled to her liking."Johnny and his counsel seem to wish to prolong this proceeding as a means of punishing me," she countered in a Jan.
As it was pointed out to me, if a stranger did this, it would be a no-brainer."As par for the course, their divorce settlement included a confidentiality agreement and, while Heard didn't explicitly say she was talking about Depp, she very much seemed to be telling her own story.She also penned an essay for the December issue of in which she wrote, "I never felt anyone would or could rescue me, so naturally I resented the label of victim."Meanwhile, neither Heard nor Depp had signed off for good on their divorce because they still disagreed over how those charities were going to get their money. 28 that the ACLU and Children's Hospital had yet to receive more than the initial 0,000 that Depp gave each of them. News learned that Heard also sent the ACLU a 0,000 check herself in August, her assumption being that she'd be reimbursed by the settlement. News that Depp had agreed to give Heard the rest of the money, .8 million by then, directly and their divorce settlement was in its final stages."Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain.There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm."Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future.Heard's camp had maintained that she would testify if need be, but understandably Depp's lawyer was doing everything possible to avoid that possibility.
But surely the less public route prevented even more pain for everyone involved.
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And as experts predicted, their divorce was ending in quiet, undramatic and incredibly ordinary (for celebrities, at least) fashion after such a noisy beginning. Everything seemed to be going along accordingly when later in August Depp cut checks to the ACLU and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles in Heard's name, the two organizations whom she wanted to split the reported million settlement. Calling Depp's direct donations "great and unexpected news," a member of Heard's team told E!
News, "However, if Johnny wishes to change the settlement agreement, we must insist that he honor the full amount by donating million to charity, which, after accounting for his tax deduction, is equal to his million payment obligation to Amber.
Moreover, he claims, she had violated their confidentiality agreement "almost weekly.""After his string of recent setbacks at the box office, I'm glad that Johnny Depp seems to have rediscovered his comic touch with this laughable motion," Heard's lawyer, Pierce O'Donnell, told E! We look forward to prevailing in court—and to getting sick children and women in need the money that Mr.