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Amber Heard donates divorce settlement to women and children's charities.

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Theimpossiblegirl Fri 19-Aug-16 12:22:07

If anyone still thought she was doing it for the money (not that most of us ever did, I know). What a wonderful thing to do.

Hopefully she will move on from this and her career will go from strength to strength.


PancakesAndMapleSyrup Fri 19-Aug-16 12:59:52

This link has put virsus on my phone. Do NOT USE LINK.

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 19-Aug-16 14:13:54

Hullo chaps,

We've taken a look at that link, and it all looks legit to us - here's the long non-hyperlinked version so you can check it out for yourself

Obviously you don't have to click on it, we just wanted to say we can't see anything fishy from our end.

Pancakes - v sorry about your phone, but it looks the virus might have sprung from elsewhere.

panegyricS1 Fri 19-Aug-16 14:19:23

She's silenced the cynics. And if the publicity has helped even a few people who've suffered similarly, then she's done lots of good.

Inkanta Fri 19-Aug-16 15:08:52

I never thought she was after his money in the first place. She is a very good actress in her own right - and has been earning good money of her own.

Theimpossiblegirl Fri 19-Aug-16 15:33:47

I just copied and pasted the link from the Independent page I was reading on the laptop. I'm so sorry if it caused any problems for anyone.

IceRoadDucker Wed 24-Aug-16 10:41:57

Good for her. I hope she's enjoying her new freedom.

The abuser apologists I've seen (not on MN - haven't followed any threads here) have made me sick. Remember the video showing him kicking the kitchen cabinets and throwing things at her? I read endless comments of:

1. She provoked him.
2. She edited the video.
3. Everybody gets angry sometimes and it was no big deal.

And the "best" one...

4. He's Johnny Depp, he can afford new kitchen cabinets.

GDarling Wed 24-Aug-16 12:52:57

Since the government has taken away Legal Aid, there is now way a person can get a divorce without having a few thousand saved.
It is so unfair that only people with money can get out of an unhappy marriage.
My friend has no money, her husband takes care of all the finances of the home, she has his credit card to use for the weekly shop, he gives her £40 cash, he won't let her work, as he does different hours and wants the comforts of home when he returns, they aren't poor, but she relays totally on him for money, what is she to do? There is no one to help her, we have tried, there is no one who knows of any help.
She doesn't have parents or siblings, I can't afford to lend her enough, she will get some settlement at the end, but no one will help now! She could sell her wedding ring/engagement ring? Probably get her through some of it.
He would probably stretch it out for so long, that she will run out of money anyway. Then what???? ( he is mentally abusive, has ground her down)
Kids are 18,19, still at home, both with diabetes.
There must be some help, in this day and age, for her.
Any ideas anyone.... Please!!

prh47bridge Wed 24-Aug-16 13:35:29

Since the government has taken away Legal Aid, there is now way a person can get a divorce without having a few thousand saved

Court fees are still reduced or removed for those who cannot afford to pay.

If the couple can agree the financial settlement solicitors fees may be just a few hundred pounds.

Provided costs don't rack up too much many solicitors will be happy to wait for payment until the financial settlement.

The first step for your friend would be to book an appointment with a solicitor. Many will give a free 30 minute consultation. This will, at least, give her some idea of her options. A solicitor would also be able to advise her of what would happen if her husband does try to stretch out proceedings.

ExConstance Wed 24-Aug-16 14:22:56

You can easily do the divorce papers yourself, the court staff will help you fill them in but cannot give legal advice.

DiegeticMuch Wed 24-Aug-16 14:29:01

Could Women's Aid help your friend?

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Wed 24-Aug-16 14:31:03

I don't like Johnny Depp and had never heard of this woman, but she didn't need the money and by doing this, she is getting the level of publicity and adoration that frankly she would never be able to pay for.

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 24-Aug-16 14:40:17

So glad she did this. Fuck you very much Depp.

GDarling Wed 24-Aug-16 15:12:45

Thank you prh47, Constance and Diegetic, I'll look into yr suggestions.

ScarletForYa Wed 24-Aug-16 15:15:05

Fair play to her! Delightedgrin

Pisssssedofff Wed 24-Aug-16 19:42:53

You can get divorced for free however fighting through the courts for what's legally hers is very difficult if you have an abudive asshole.
I would say ffs do not divorce him. Do not let that absolute go through until she has 60-70% of everything in a consent order.
And that's where it gets tricky without money.

Pisssssedofff Wed 24-Aug-16 19:43:59

And nobody gave me a free 30 mins, I called 60 at least all £200 + vat.

MiaowJario Thu 25-Aug-16 00:22:17

Never a good deed goes unpunished eh Livia. hmm

PennyAsset Thu 25-Aug-16 09:07:42

Why bother getting a financial settlement if you're going to give it away and make a big announcement about it?

Oh wait ...

HelenaDove Thu 25-Aug-16 18:41:34

Well Penny i dont see ppl calling Jamie Oliver publicity seeking over his #eatforitaly drive today in the wake of the Italian earthquake.

Yet the bloody awful accusations accusing Amber of doing just that go on and on.

Yet they are both donating to a good cause.

Says it all.

Theimpossiblegirl Thu 25-Aug-16 19:18:14

Why go public? Maybe to raise awareness? Or to show she has absolutely nothing to be ashamed of? If it can happen to a beautiful actress who has married someone many women have fantasised over (obvs not now, he's in a right state) it can happen to anyone. Maybe it will give other women the strength to realise it is not their fault and that they need to break free too.

Tram10 Fri 26-Aug-16 08:49:52

What a dick head Depp is !

So instead of paying her the $7 million and allowing her donate it, he donated it directly to the charities she specified.

Controlling abusive bastard to the end.

Tax benefits in it for him too, , but I imagine it is more to do with his abusive character.

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Fri 26-Aug-16 09:03:52

GDarling, your CAB might be able to point you in the direction of a solicitor who'll give the first half hour free.

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