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Amber Heard Donated Her $7 Million Divorce Settlement to Those in Need

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Following Tuesday's divorce settlement, Amber Heard announced Thursday that she would be donating the entirety of the $7 million from her settlement to charity. In an effort to "help those less able to defend themselves," as she stated in her announcement, the money would be split equally between the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, where she's served as a volunteer for the past 10 years.

In a joint statement released by the former couple once they had reached a settlement, they emphasized, "Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm." The statement also noted that Heard had plans to donate the settlement money, and she certainly made good on that.

"We are incredibly grateful that Ms. Heard has so very generously shown her support for the important and necessary advocacy for victims of domestic violence," ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero said. In her statement Thursday, Heard noted that her donation to the ACLU was made with the specific goal of stopping violence against women. Romero added, "[Ms. Heard] can be confident that this gift will help other women live safely and freely."

Her contribution to these organizations shows that for her, the divorce wasn't about the money. Of course, she shouldn't have needed to "prove" it—she was a victim of domestic abuse who needed the violence to end, and it's disheartening to see haters continue to question her motives. Regardless, Heard has chosen to take the high road, and do some incredible good in the process. "I know these organizations will put the funds to good use and look forward to continuing to support them in the future," Heard's statement read. "Hopefully, this experience results in a positive change in the lives of people who need it the most." We're sure it will—and more importantly, we hope that Heard can finally move on and close this chapter in her life.


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