Amber Heard Argues Semantics Over Unfulfilled Charity Pledges

Amber Heard is being questioned over pledges to charities she’s made which have remained unfulfilled, which resulted in a short spat over semantics, amid a trial of dueling defamation lawsuits involving her ex-husband, Johnny Depp.

Depp is suing Heard for $50 million for defamation, for allegedly false home abuse accusations she made towards him that he mentioned damage his profession. Heard is counter-suing Depp, additionally for defamation, for $100 million.

The highly-publicized trial has been live-streamed on the Legislation & Crime Community YouTube channel, and different retailers, from a courtroom in Fairfax, Virginia since mid-April.

Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, is proving to be as unrelenting a presence for Heard as Heard’s lawyer, Benjamin Rottenborn, was for Depp throughout his testimony.

Within the newest forwards and backwards below cross-examination between Vasquez and Heard, a battle of semantics ensued over the definition of “pledge” versus “donation.”

Vasquez questioned Heard over an Oct. 2018 interview that includes the Aquaman star claiming to have “donated” her complete $7 million divorce settlement to charitable organizations. The donation was to be cut up between the American Civil Liberties Union and the Youngsters’s Hospital Los Angeles. 

“That’s appropriate I made that assertion as quickly as I received a divorce and we reached the settlement. That’s once I pledged it, proper then,” Heard mentioned.

“However you hadn’t donated your complete $7 million settlement to charity at that time, had you?” Vasquez mentioned.

“That’s incorrect,” Heard fired again.

It was a wierd reply given the truth that Heard testified simply hours earlier that she hasn’t donated the total quantity she promised, explaining that she needed to halt fee installments on account of being sued by Depp.

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When Vasquez pressed Heard additional on the topic, Heard mentioned, “I pledged everything of the settlement…”

However Vasquez interrupted her, saying, “Ms. Heard, that’s not my query, please.”

“Sitting right here at present, you haven’t donated the $7 million — donated, not pledged — donated the $7 million divorce settlement to charity?” Vasquez requested.

“I exploit ‘pledge’ and ‘donation’ synonymous with each other,” Heard started to elucidate, earlier than being interrupted once more.

“However I don’t. I don’t use it synonymously” Vasquez interrupted. “Ms. Heard — respectfully. That’s not my query. As of at present, you haven’t paid $3.5 million of your personal cash to the ACLU? Sure or no?”

“I’ve not but,” Heard lastly relented. She additionally mentioned she has not fulfilled her $3.5 million dedication to the Youngsters’s Hospital Los Angeles, both.

Vasquez additional questioned Heard about what she needed out of publicly pledging the donations. Heard admitted whereas it’s all the time good to generate good press, usually talking, the pledges to charity had been extra about “clearing [her] identify.”

Regardless of Heard claiming Depp suing her is the roadblock that’s in the way in which of her fulfilling her charitable obligations, she was questioned by Depp’s staff about whether or not Heard was given the total $7 million settlement greater than a 12 months earlier than Depp sued Heard. Depp’s different lawyer, Ben Chew, may very well be seen handing a sticky notice to Vasquez instantly previous to her asking that query.

Heard mentioned she disagreed with the notion that she had acquired the total settlement 13 months earlier than being sued by Depp.

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Earlier Monday, Heard mentioned she selected to meet her charitable pledges with the ACLU in installments as a result of she had been receiving her settlement from Depp in installments additionally.

Within the Heard-penned 2018 Washington Publish article on the heart of Depp’s lawsuit, she describes herself as a “public determine representing home abuse.” Although Depp isn’t named within the article, Heard made prior allegations of abuse towards Depp in 2016, which he claims is referenced within the piece.

Heard additionally has a number of different witnesses lined as much as testify, together with her sister Whitney Henriquez, actor Ellen Barkin, and Depp himself. This would be the second time Depp has taken the stand after he beforehand testified on behalf of himself and was cross-examined by Heard’s staff.