The actress, who settled with ex husband Johnny Depp this week, will split the money between the American Civil Liberties Union and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. She has worked as a volunteer at the hospital for 10 years.
“Money played no role for me personally and never has, except to the extent that I could donate it to charity and hopefully help those less able to defend themselves,” Amber said in a statement.
The two, married for 15 months,settled their divorce on Tuesday. It was just one day before a court hearing on the divorce, which was likely to get ugly.
Amber also withdrew her allegations that Depp had been physically abusive toward her.
In a joint statement, the couple moved on, saying: ”Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love." Neither party has lied nor 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.”
Amber said she hoped donating the settlement would result “in a positive change in the lives of people who need it the most.”
The actress was also entitled to residuals from the films Johnny made during the marriage, but did not take the money.
The former couple did not have a prenup.
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