Amber Heard and Johnny Depp row over divorce donations

Amber Heard has demanded that her ex-husband Johnny Depp double the amount that is paid to charity following their divorce settlement.

She recently pledged to donate the $7m (£5.3m) settlement to two charities for abused women and ill children.

But he has begun to donate the money directly in her name, instead of giving it to her first, leading her to accuse him of trying to reduce his total bill.

She said he must now “honour the full amount by donating $14m to charity”.

On Thursday, the Pirates of the Caribbean star revealed he had paid the first instalments of the original $7m sum to the charities “in the name of Amber Heard”.

‘We insist on $14m’

Her spokeswoman responded in a statement: “Amber Heard appreciates Johnny Depp’s novel interest in supporting two of her favourite charities, the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) for domestic violence and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. This is great and unexpected news.

“However, if Johnny wishes to change the settlement agreement, we must insist that he honour the full amount by donating $14m to charity, which, after accounting for his tax deduction, is equal to his $7m payment obligation to Amber.

“We would also insist that the full amount be paid immediately and not drawn out over many years.

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