Fans launch GoFundMe pages to help Amber Heard pay Johnny Depp

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By stefan armitage

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Amber Heard's fans have taken action in order to help the actor with the $10.35 awarded to ex-husband Johnny Depp.

The former couple had been the subject of a high-profile defamation case that started back in April.

The 58-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean star was attempting to sue Heard, 36, for $50 million after she referred to herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse" in a 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post. Meanwhile, the Aquaman star was countersuing for $100 million over comments made by Depp's former lawyer, Adam Waldman.

Amid the seven-week trial, both parties accused the other of being abusive, as witnesses and experts delivered testimonies to the Fairfax, Virginia, courtroom.

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Finally, on Wednesday, the jury unanimously ruled in favor of Depp, and the court awarded him $10 million in compensatory damages and punitive damages of $350,000.

Heard's attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, would later appear as a guest on the TODAY show, where she told host Savannah Guthrie that the Aquaman star can "absolutely not" pay the $10.35 million in damages.

And although Bredehoft failed to elaborate on these comments, it would appear that Heard's fans have taken action on her behalf.

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As reported by TMZ, one Heard fan went as far as to set up a GoFundMe page for Heard, looking for an initial sum of $1 million to be raised.

Per screenshots taken from the page, the fundraiser was titled 'Justice for Amber Heard' and was launched by somebody named Kimberly Moore.

The description for the fundraiser read:

"The trial was a disgrace. I believe Amber and social media protected the abuser. The judgment exceeds her net worth. It's so sad that he was able to get away with the abuse. The judgment furthers that abuse. If you can please help her. She will have direct access to the money."

Moore added that she had also been in contact with Heard's attorney so that they could "loop" the actor in.

TMZ adds that a spokesperson for GoFundMe confirmed that the fundraiser was not set up by either Amber Heard or a member of the actor's team.

Additionally, after quickly being flagged, the page was removed before "a substantial amount of money" was raised.

Amazingly, however, more GoFundMe pages have been launched in order to help support Heard.

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In the one seen in the screenshot above, organizer Marco Gonzales is asking for $8,000,000. Their description reads: "Hello, my name is Marco Gonzalez. Help raise funds for Amber Heard.

"She doesn't have the funds to pay the judgment rendered against her in a Virginia courthouse. Whether you were for her or against her, the fact remains that she does not have the resources as Johnny Depp.

"Do you really think she had a "fair trial?" What about the first amendment? Why was the matter heard in a state courtroom instead of a Federal Courthouse.

"The constitution exists for a purpose. Now, the matter will be appealed, but the appellate process is different. She will need to proceed without the constantly thinking of the enormous debt."

Of course, part of the court's ruling also awarded $2 million in damages based on her countersuit.

Featured image credit: Abaca Press / Alamy

Fans launch GoFundMe pages to help Amber Heard pay Johnny Depp

vt-author-image

By stefan armitage

Article saved!Article saved!

Amber Heard's fans have taken action in order to help the actor with the $10.35 awarded to ex-husband Johnny Depp.

The former couple had been the subject of a high-profile defamation case that started back in April.

The 58-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean star was attempting to sue Heard, 36, for $50 million after she referred to herself as a "public figure representing domestic abuse" in a 2018 op-ed for The Washington Post. Meanwhile, the Aquaman star was countersuing for $100 million over comments made by Depp's former lawyer, Adam Waldman.

Amid the seven-week trial, both parties accused the other of being abusive, as witnesses and experts delivered testimonies to the Fairfax, Virginia, courtroom.

[[imagecaption|| Credit: Abaca Press / Alamy]]

Finally, on Wednesday, the jury unanimously ruled in favor of Depp, and the court awarded him $10 million in compensatory damages and punitive damages of $350,000.

Heard's attorney, Elaine Bredehoft, would later appear as a guest on the TODAY show, where she told host Savannah Guthrie that the Aquaman star can "absolutely not" pay the $10.35 million in damages.

And although Bredehoft failed to elaborate on these comments, it would appear that Heard's fans have taken action on her behalf.

[[imagecaption|| Credit: GoFundMe/Screenshot]]

As reported by TMZ, one Heard fan went as far as to set up a GoFundMe page for Heard, looking for an initial sum of $1 million to be raised.

Per screenshots taken from the page, the fundraiser was titled 'Justice for Amber Heard' and was launched by somebody named Kimberly Moore.

The description for the fundraiser read:

"The trial was a disgrace. I believe Amber and social media protected the abuser. The judgment exceeds her net worth. It's so sad that he was able to get away with the abuse. The judgment furthers that abuse. If you can please help her. She will have direct access to the money."

Moore added that she had also been in contact with Heard's attorney so that they could "loop" the actor in.

TMZ adds that a spokesperson for GoFundMe confirmed that the fundraiser was not set up by either Amber Heard or a member of the actor's team.

Additionally, after quickly being flagged, the page was removed before "a substantial amount of money" was raised.

Amazingly, however, more GoFundMe pages have been launched in order to help support Heard.

[[imagecaption|| Credit: GoFundMe/Screenshot]]

In the one seen in the screenshot above, organizer Marco Gonzales is asking for $8,000,000. Their description reads: "Hello, my name is Marco Gonzalez. Help raise funds for Amber Heard.

"She doesn't have the funds to pay the judgment rendered against her in a Virginia courthouse. Whether you were for her or against her, the fact remains that she does not have the resources as Johnny Depp.

"Do you really think she had a "fair trial?" What about the first amendment? Why was the matter heard in a state courtroom instead of a Federal Courthouse.

"The constitution exists for a purpose. Now, the matter will be appealed, but the appellate process is different. She will need to proceed without the constantly thinking of the enormous debt."

Of course, part of the court's ruling also awarded $2 million in damages based on her countersuit.

Featured image credit: Abaca Press / Alamy