Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Divorce Settled

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Johnny Depp Divorce Amber Heard Settled

By Shari Weiss

Johnny Depp Divorce Amber Heard Settled

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have settled their divorce. The former couple released a joint statement on Tuesday.

The statement says, “Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gains. There was never an intent of physical or emotional harm. Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future. Amber will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity.”

As Gossip Cop reported, Heard filed for divorce from Depp in late May. Heard then won a restraining order against Depp after accusing the actor of being physically and verbally abusive throughout their 15-month marriage. Now as part of the settlement, Heard has filed to have the restraining order dismissed.

And she did so with prejudice, meaning the actress cannot refile the domestic abuse claims at a future date. Depp is believed to be paying Heard somewhere around $7 million. It is not known to which charity she plans to donate the money.

The agreement comes two days after Heard spent hours getting deposed by Depp’s attorney. The estranged spouses were set to go to trial this week, if they didn’t reach an out-of-court settlement. Contentious negotiations had been ongoing for months, with the respective camps trading barbs and making accusations in the media.

Last weekend, for instance, a fight video of Depp and Heard was published online, sparking a renewed debate about domestic violence. Presumably, there’s now a confidentiality agreement that will prevent further leaks. Despite the settlement, though, Depp and Heard’s divorce will not be official until a judge signs off.

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