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Amber Heard reveals why she hasn't paid $7m charity donation after Johnny Depp divorce

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Published 29/11/2016 | 07:26

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, who settled their contentious divorce on Tuesday Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp, who settled their contentious divorce on Tuesday Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire
Actress Amber Heard speaks onstage during Glamour Women Of The Year 2016 at NeueHouse Hollywood on November 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for Glamour)
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard
Model/actress Amber Heard attends Glamour Women Of The Year 2016 at NeueHouse Hollywood on November 14, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Glamour)
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Actress Amber Heard attends Glamour Women of the Year 2016 Dinner at Paley on November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Glamour)
Actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard attend the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Actress Amber Heard is pledging to fulfil her promise to donate her divorce settlement to charity after she settles with her ex Johnny Depp this week.

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The former couple struck a deal to end its bitter three-month divorce battle in August and Amber walked away with a $7 million payday after accusing Depp of verbally and physically abusing her throughout their 15-month marriage.

She subsequently announced plans to split the money equally between two charities - the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) domestic violence unit and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

However, according to TMZ.com, organisation officials have not received any more of the promised funds after an initial $200,000 cheque sent directly by Depp in late August.

Actress Amber Heard attends Glamour Women of the Year 2016 Dinner at Paley on November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Glamour)
Actress Amber Heard attends Glamour Women of the Year 2016 Dinner at Paley on November 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Glamour)

Following the report, Heard's lawyer, Pierce O'Donnell, revealed the last of the paperwork is expected to be signed off this week (begs28Nov16), allowing the rest of the money to be paid to the organisations.

And now he has released a statement, insisting Amber is eager to fulfill her promises and continue to work to help domestic violence victims.

"The settlement documents are being finalised and will be signed this week. Johnny is obligated by the settlement to pay Amber, and she in turn will honor her pledges to Children's Hospital and the American Civil Liberties Union," O'Donnell tells Us Weekly. "Amber's commitment to protecting victims of domestic violence and helping sick children is her life's work... (and) she will continue to lend her voice to the rising chorus of women speaking out about this terrible scourge on the American family."

Heard is barred from discussing her allegations against Depp, but last week she appeared in a new public service announcement (PSA), encouraging women to speak up about domestic violence.

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