Just when you thought it was over… Johnny Depp refuses to pay the $7 million divorce settlement he reached with Amber Heard back in August, E! Online reports. According to legal documents filed by the actress’ team, Depp broke his agreement by paying the 1st $200,000 directly to a charity instead of her and has failed to comply with the court-allotted timeline of various mandates, including the division of personal property, transferring a car title, and more.
Heard made unflattering claims about the actor in a declaration that was included in the documents. “Instead, when Johnny learned that I planned to donate my entire marital settlement to charities, Johnny purported to satisfy his obligation to pay me by supposedly paying the charities I selected instead of me,” she wrote.
She continued, “He also claimed that I violated the confidentiality provisions of the [Deal Point Memorandum] by announcing that I was donating my settlement to charities. In fact, I made those donations in good faith and I was responding to the leaks by Johnny’s agents bragging that I had settled for substantially less than a reported, earlier offered sum and attempting to label me a gold digger.”
She believes Depp and his team planted defamatory stories to the tabloids, which violates their DPM. However, rumor has it he also feels she violated the agreement by penning a recent essay and appearing in a PSA for domestic violence, even though she doesn’t mention his name.
I don’t know the details of their agreement, but perhaps she should’ve waited until the divorce was finalized to speak out. Not that I’m not proud of her for shedding light on the difficult topic, but legally speaking, she might be in the wrong. On the other hand, he needs to realize resisting is making him look worse, especially because charities are involved. He should expedite the payment like she wants and be done with it.
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