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Amber Heard donates all $7m of her divorce settlement from Johnny Depp to charity

She donated the money to help victims of domestic violence and sick children.

Update:

Amber Heard is donating the full settlement in her divorce proceedings with Johnny Depp to two charities: The ACLU, with a direction to use it to help defend victims of domestic violence, and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, where she told TMZ she has worked as a volunteer for 10 years.

"Money played no role for me personally and never has, except to the extent that I could donate it to charity and, in doing so, hopefully help those less able to defend themselves," Amber said in a statement, announcing the $7m will go to charity.

Original story:

After months of disturbing allegations, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have reached a settlement over their divorce and domestic violence case, TMZ reports.

As court documents show, Amber dismissed the domestic violence case against Johnny a day before what would have been a multi-day hearing as Amber’s legal team was set to present evidence to pursue a restraining order and other allegations against Depp.

It appears the estranged couple agreed to avoid the hearing, which would have seen more details about their relationship become public, and settled on Amber receiving a USD $7 million (almost AUD $10 million) lump sum from Johnny.

A joint statement released to the media said.

"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. Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future. Amber will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity."

It comes a day after one of the most shocking details of their break-up emerged; thatJohnny cut the tip of his own finger off and used it to write on a wall during an argument.

If you or someone you know needs support regarding domestic violence or abuse contact Lifeline on 13 11 44 or visit lifeline.org.au.