has made a hefty donation to a children’s hospital in Australia, which comes after his defamation trial with ex-wife .
The Pirates of the Caribbean star, 59, appeared in court for the trial which lasted for six weeks, before the verdict was reached last month.
Aquaman actress Heard, 36, was sued by ex-husband over an op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post in 2018, in which she discussed her experiences with domestic abuse without naming him.
After the bombshell six-week court hearing, , awarding him $10million of the $50million he sought, while Heard won one count of her $100million countersuit, and was given damages of $2million.
Now , the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory star has given $800,000 USD ($1,173,548 AUD) to various charities, including the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Depp’s donation came from the sale of NFTs (non-fungible tokens), with his NFT community (called Never Fear Truth) splitting money between several organisations.
They also donated to the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, the Footprint Coalition and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
Sharing their news on social media, the group tweeted that ‘Johnny Depp’s Never Fear Truth NFT sale was always intended to benefit charities’ and they were ‘pleased to confirm’ their total contributions to the charities in need.
Perth’s Children’s Hospital Foundation showed the appreciation to the actor and his NFT community on Twitter, writing: ‘Thank you so much for your generosity in helping support @PCHFWA and WA sick kids. These funds will make a significant impact in helping keep @PerthChildrens world-class for our children and families.’
As it stands, Depp and his legal team are facing the wrath of Heard’s lawyers, who have , asking to throw out the ruling or begin a new case.
Heard’s attorney Elaine Bredehoft argued the ‘duelling’ verdicts that the seven-person jury reached were ‘inconsistent and irreconcilable’, and alleged that there were issues with their credibility.