Amber Heard Is Still Refusing to Produce Receipts Of The Vaunted $7 Million in Charitable Donations She Never Actually Donated, Despite Subpoena and Court Order
Heard is also fighting to keep information about her 2009 arrest for domestic violence out of court, because it demonstrates a pattern of lying and perpetuating repeated abuse on her part; Johnny Depp, who is in court against Heard for defamation, has never been accused of or arrested for domestic violence.
Amber Heard and her lawyers are still trying to subvert justice and twist very simple requests for information and documents into the most illogical and convoluted knots, in the hopes of eluding them altogether.
Recently, I told you about how it has come to light that Heard -who very publicly committed to and was in fact required to donate her $7 million divorce settlement from Johnny Depp, as per the terms of their divorce agreement- never actually donated the money. Public records from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are unavailable but those from the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) show that while Heard made the donation promise, and to great public fanfare and media coverage, she failed to come through with the actual money, which has received surprisingly (but not really) far less attention.
I have already written extensively about how this unwillingness to hold Heard accountable underscores the deeply sexist belief system still mooring our culture that undermines the #MeToo movement and our recent push to hold abusers accountable for their actions, as well as feminism and the fight for equality. You can find that piece here.
Depp and his team are reasonably asking why Heard never fulfilled her financial obligations regarding the divorce settlement money and are requesting those financial records from Heard, who has yet again filed another memorandum dated December 11th, 2020, stating her opposition to and trying to impede the discovery of this information, arguing once more that such a request denies her “right to privacy” (her lawyer’s words, not mine), despite the fact that Heard herself released a public statement -widely circulated and referenced by the press- at the time of her divorce from Depp to publicize her intent to donate all of her settlement money to charity, divided equally between the ACLU and the CHLA.
Heard has already been denied by the Court in California, which made it exceedingly clear her arguments about privacy are completely nonsensical given Heard’s own actions to promote her intentions; the Court futher told her to stop wasting everyone’s time and produce the receipts. Undeterred, Heard continues to petition the Court (this time in Virginia) against having to do so.
If Amber Heard did the thing she so very publicly said she would do, why does she continue to hide the receipts and fight hard to keep them buried when all she has to do is produce them to effectively shut down a crucial argument against her, which is that she’s a money-hungry con artist that will do anything for dinero, including falsify abuse allegations?
If I were Heard’s counsel (and to be clear, I would never agree to be), I would be advising her of this and telling her to produce the documents and comply with the subpoena -unless of course if I knew Heard is a manipulative, deceitful narcissist who lied to everyone and has no donation receipts at all to show. This is apparently what Heard’s lawyers know, because instead of countering allegations with facts and information, they have -unwisely- decided to pull ridiculous stunts like the ones currently playing out in Court in Fairfax County, because some lawyers specialize in misrepresentation and gaslighting, as do some clients.
Also being fought by Heard and her lawyers is a request by Depp and his team to have Heard submit all documents pertaining to her 2009 arrest for domestic violence in Seattle, Washington. In this case which centers around the sketchy allegations of one person with a documented, verifiable history of perpetuating domestic violence (Heard) claiming abuse by another person without any past record of domestic violence whatsoever in the 50+ years of their existence (Depp), the notion that such records are irrelevant is laughable, and yet exactly what Heard and her lawyers are attempting to argue.
As a refresher, and because I did not cover this in my previous article, Heard was arrested on September 14, 2009, in the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, when an officer saw her hit her then domestic partner Tasya Van Ree, after which Heard yanked a necklace Van Ree was wearing off Van Ree’s neck. Heard was booked on a charge of misdemeanor domestic violence and taken to jail, where she spent the night. The next day, a Seattle-based prosecutor chose not to press charges against Heard because both Heard and Van Ree were California -not Washington- residents, and were only in Washington on a transitory basis.
When Depp and his team brought this up in Court in Depp’s libel case against the London rag The Sun to illustrate that Heard is the only one between Heard and Depp to have a demonstrable history of domestic violence, Heard and Van Ree, whom Heard remains friendly with, both tried to gaslight the public and deflect blame from Heard’s actions by claiming that the arresting officer in Seattle acted out of “homophobic” and “mysoginistic” inclinations against them, as a clearly lesbian couple.
Unfortunately for Heard and Van Ree, the arresting officer, Beverly Leonard, is a gay woman with a long active history of supporting and advocating for gay rights. To the accusations made against her, Leonard responded that “the arrest was made because an assault occurred (I witnessed it) and the parties were in a domestic relationship.” She further thanked whomever leaked photos from her private Facebook profile that show Leonard’s long history of actively supporting LGBTQIA+ rights, dismissing Heard’s and Van Ree’s slanderous allegations.
Someone, probably Heard and/or another person in Heard’s camp, further used Heard’s lucky break to request that the police record of Heard’s arrest be deleted in November, 2011, which was allowed under Washington state law. The court record, however, remains. It is this information that Depp and his team are requesting be submitted to Court for his case against Heard, and that Heard and her team are fighting to have left out.
They say the truth will set us free, except of course when you’ve been lying all along, and the truth only ensnares you further in your own lies.
Amber Heard is an abuser, and perhaps just as egregiously Amber Heard is a liar. Her attempts to hide this and cover-up her past actions and misdeeds are both bemusing and frustrating, if only because they to show the way a manipulative person can milk the legal system in an attempt to detract from the obvious, delay the necessary, and avoid taking responsibility for their actions (see: Donald Trump, and the 2020 election that he so clearly lost).
What much more will it take for people to comprehend that Amber Heard is toxic, abusive, and the last person anyone should be paying $33,000.00 dollars to, her current rate, to speak about domestic violence? (Unless of course you’re seeking the perspective of a perpetrator/abuser, in which case I would still advice you pay Heard nothing and disinvite her, and donate money and a platform to actual victims instead.)
In the course of writing this piece, the CHLA published it’s 2020 Honor Roll of Donors, which as I’ve stated previously permanently lists donors who “have made gifts or pledges of $1 million or more or planned gift commitments” of this amount and higher, so that Amber Heard’s name would still continue to appear even in this latest report, though she pledged to donate/allegedly donated back in 2016–2018.
Heard is listed for her pledge in 2018, but disappears from the Honor Roll completely in 2019, indicating she never actually donated nor plans to donate the money she very aggressively publicized she would/did donate, and from which she gained much public adulation, positive publicity, ambassadorships, and consideration for public speaking engagements.
To be fair and as I’ve stated previously, though highly unlikely as they’ve never issued a correction, I noted it was possible the CHLA could have made a simple omission/error/typo when compiling and publishing their Honor Roll in 2019.
The complete omission of Amber Heard once again from the 2020 Honor Roll of Donors, however, proves this was no omission/error/typo on the CHLA’s part.
Amber Heard never donated the $7 million dollars to charity she publicized she would donate/had donated. The only money that ever reached CHLA in any relation to Amber Heard was an initial donation of $100,000.00 that Johnny Depp himself made directly in 2018 in Amber Heard’s name.
At the time and very publicly, Heard objected to Depp donating the money directly to the charities in her name, ostensibly because she wanted to do it herself, as if it makes a difference which hands hand money over when you’re giving to organizations that have the power to transform peoples’ lives. It is now abundantly clear that Heard wanted the money to go directly to her because she never intended to part with it, not for charity at least.
Amber Heard is the type of person who would knowingly defraud a children’s hospital of pledged money; lie about it to the press and accept public praise and adulation for a generous donation she never actually made; welcome paid speaking roles that resulted from the positive publicity of her non-actions; and is still today fighting in court to hide the financial records of what she actually did with these millions of dollars in an attempt to keep-up the charade of herself as being anything but a swindler.
If you still believe Amber Heard’s fraudulent story against Johnny Depp, I have a bridge to sell you.