Friday 2 December 2016

Amber's charity silences gold-digger accusations

Video of Depp's temper destroyed his defence, says Sarah Caden, but Heard's donation stumped her critics

Sarah Caden

Published 21/08/2016 | 02:30

HAPPIER TIMES: Amber Heard and Johnny Depp at the Venice Film Festival last September. She has donated all of last week’s $7m divorce settlement to charity. Photo: AP Photo/Andrew Medichini
HAPPIER TIMES: Amber Heard and Johnny Depp at the Venice Film Festival last September. She has donated all of last week’s $7m divorce settlement to charity. Photo: AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

The video, in the end, was the clincher. It seemed to prove that Johnny Depp can be a violent man. But it didn't prove that Amber Heard wasn't the money-grabbing fight-picking schemer she was made out to be.

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The leaked video clip ruined Depp's defence and probably secured Heard her subsequent $7m (¤6.2m) divorce settlement last week, but it didn't redeem her.

No, what that took was what happened next.

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