The long-awaited repayment of a million dollars to Johnny Depp from Amber Heard has finally transpired, revealing its eventual destination — various charitable organizations close to Depp’s heart.
According to insiders, the recently received million — the cost of which was borne by Amber Heard’s insurance company as part of the settlement from their U.S. defamation lawsuit — is soon to be distributed by Depp.
The money, we understand, will be divided equally among five distinct organizations, each receiving $200k. These organizations represent causes that resonate with Johnny Depp’s beliefs, ranging from assistance to critically ill children and providing accommodations to traditionally marginalized communities to the global preservation of ecosystems and natural habitats.
Specifically, his donations will benefit the following non-profit groups: Make-A-Film Foundation, The Painted Turtle, Red Feather, Tetiaroa Society, and the Amazonia Fund Alliance.
Make-A-Film resembles Make-A-Wish, yet its focus is on fulfilling the dreams of children within the film industry, including actors and directors. Depp’s previous engagement with the foundation, having made a short film with them, is understood to be the reason for its inclusion in his donation list.
Of note, our sources highlight that The Painted Turtle and Tetiaroa Society are in fact acknowledgements to individuals who have profoundly impacted Depp’s life: Paul Newman and Marlon Brando. Both played significant roles in the founding and growth of these charities over the years, and Depp intends to perpetuate their legacies by contributing to these organizations.
Red Feather and the Amazonia Fund Alliance are primarily focused on the preservation of indigenous cultures and heritages throughout the Americas, North and South, through various means, including personal shelters and sanctuaries and large-scale infrastructural projects to safeguard entire communities.
Depp has maintained from the outset that his intention was not to deplete Amber’s financial resources, but rather to reclaim his personal reputation. His act of donating the million-dollar repayment underscores his claim.