Amber Heard will be donating her entire $7 million divorce settlement from Johnny Depp to charity. The former couple reached a settlement in their high profile divorce earlier this week and now the actress plans to put the money to good use.

Johnny Depp and Amber HeardAmber Heard has donated her $7 million divorce settlement to charity

In a statement Heard announced she would be dividing the money equally between ACLU, a charity which works to stop violence against women and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Heard had previously accused Depp of domestic abuse, a claim which the actor has denied.

Heard’s statement read: “As described in the restraining order and divorce settlement, 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."

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“As reported in the media, the amount received in the divorce was $7 million and $7 million is being donated. This is over and above any funds that I have given away in the past and will continue to give away in the future.

“The donation will be divided equally between the ACLU, with a particular focus to stop violence against women, and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, where I have worked as a volunteer for the past 10 years alongside organisations like the Art of Elysium.

“I know these organisations will put the funds to good use and look forward to continuing to support them in the future. Hopefully, this experience results in a positive change in the lives of people who need it the most.”

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Heard and Depp married in February 2015 and filled for divorce in May of this year, citing ”irreconcilable differences”. After the settlement was reached the couple issued a joint statement saying: “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."