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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard finalise bitter divorce

Movie star Johnny Depp’s tumultuous divorce from actress Amber Heard was finalised on Friday, ending the couple’s marriage after months of extremely publicized claims by Heard of home violence and counterclaims from Depp of monetary blackmail.

Courtroom papers filed in Los Angeles County Superior Courtroom on Friday detailed a splitting of marital belongings and an settlement by Depp, fifty three, to pay a beforehand introduced sum of $7 million to Heard, 30, that she stated shall be donated to charity. Heard filed for divorce in Could after 15 months of marriage, and days later obtained a short lived restraining order towards Depp. She mentioned in court docket filings that Depp was abusive to her all through their marriage, culminating in an argument in Might during which he hurled a cellphone into her face and shattered varied objects in her condominium. A lawyer for Depp denied allegations of abuse and argued that Heard was “making an attempt to safe a untimely monetary decision by alleging abuse.”

As a part of the divorce settlement, Heard dismissed her request for a continued restraining order in opposition to Depp. She additionally dropped her defamation lawsuit in opposition to Depp’s buddy, comic Doug Stanhope, over an article he had written accusing the actress of blackmailing and manipulating her estranged husband.

The divorce papers confirmed that Depp would retain sole possession of quite a few actual property belongings, together with properties in Los Angeles, Paris and his personal island within the Bahamas. He may even preserve greater than forty automobiles and vessels, together with classic vehicles and his bike assortment. Heard will preserve custody of her canines Pistol and Boo, the 2 canines on the middle of a scandal in Australia by which Heard pleaded responsible to falsifying journey paperwork to sneak her pets into the nation in 2015 with out correct quarantine procedures.

Heard stated she would cut up her $7 million divorce settlement equally between the American Civil Liberties Union and the Kids’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

Court docket papers stated Depp has paid $200,000 of the settlement to this point, and can pay the remainder over the course of the 12 months. The funds will likely be constituted of Depp’s compensation from his upcoming movie “Pirates of the Caribbean: Useless Males Inform No Tales” and sale of a few of his properties, the papers confirmed. Heard’s lawyer, Pierce O’Donnell, hailed the finalisation as a “nice day” for his shopper, including, “All Amber wished was to be divorced and now she is.”

There was no quick assertion from Depp or his representatives.

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