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Johnny Depp's NFTs Sell For $800k And He Donates Money To Charity Amber Heard Broke Promise To
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Johnny Depp's NFTs Sell For $800k And He Donates Money To Charity Amber Heard Broke Promise To

Heard had pledged to donate money from her divorce settlement to two different charities

Johnny Depp has donated nearly $800,000 from NFT sales to charities including one to which Amber Heard had pledged millions of dollars.

Depp launched his first NFT collection titled Never Fear Truth earlier this year before he and Heard began their defamation trial in Fairfax, Virginia.

During the trial it emerged Heard had failed to follow through with a pledge to donate $7 million (£5.8m) from her divorce settlement with Depp to two charities; The Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The actor had donated some money, but claimed she was unable to pay the full amount due to ongoing legal issues with Depp.

Depp launched his NFT collection in January.

After selling off some of Depp's NFTs, Depp's company announced this week it was donating thousands from its sales to four charities, including The Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

In a statement to RadarOnline, Never Fear Truth said: "We are pleased to be able to confirm that nearly $800,000 (£667,000) in total donations.”

Never Fear Truth describes Depp's art as 'an important outlet for his creativity', and explains it exists 'at the intersection of 'Pop Art' and 'Street Art''.

"Recognisable images of people in popular culture are recast in vibrant, bright colours; and overlayed with the energy and wit of Street Art. The result is a series of iconic images of media figures that have moved beyond the impersonal graphic simplicity of Pop Art. It's Pop Art with feeling," the site explains.

The other charities receiving donations include Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and The Footprint Coalition.

When Heard pledged to donate her divorce settlement money to charity, she explained she wanted to give money to the hospital after having worked 'as a volunteer for the past 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," she explained following her 2016 split from Depp.

During the defamation trial, Candie Davidson-Goldbronn, a representative for the hospital, said they had only received $250,000 directly from Heard in total since 2016. However, the rep also admitted Heard had not worked out a donations schedule.

Terence Dougherty, the chief operating officer and general counsel of ACLU, said his charity had received a total of four payments; $350,000 directly from Heard, $100,000 from Depp, and two payments of $500,000 and $350,000 from donor-advised funds.

The COO added that the charity did not receive any money from 2019 onwards.

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Topics: Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, US News, Money, Technology