A GoFundMe fundraiser, which sought to help Amber Heard repay Johnny Depp some of the money she owed him after their defamation trial, was shut down.
An op-ed written by Heard described herself as a victim of abu$e resulting in a Virginia jury determining this week Depp deserves more than $10 million (£8million) in damages.
She owes her ex-husband $8.35m (£6.68m) in damages for comments made by Depp’s former attorney. GoFundMe set up a fundraiser titled ‘Justice for Amber Heard’ in response to the result.
This GoFundMe page said it wanted to ‘help’ Heard and said that money raised would go directly to the Aquaman actor.
As stated on the page: “I believe Amber and social media protected the abu$er. The judgment exceeds her net worth. It’s so sad that he was able to get away with the abu$e. The judgment furthers that abu$e. If you can please help her. She will have direct access to the money. I also contacted her attorney so they can loop her in.”
According to GoFundMe, Heard had not initiated the fundraiser, which has been active.
The fundraising site told TMZ they were able to flag the profile before a significant amount was raised. The platform plans to continue looking for fake pages and take necessary action.
Earlier this week, Heard released her first statement since a jury found her guilty of defaming her ex-husband Johnny Depp.
According to the actress, 36, the verdict is a “setback” for women who #MeToo has impacted.
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The infamous trial of the century has finally reached a conclusion today after going on for about two months. In recent celebrity history, no trial has come close to being as notorious as this one – a trial of the exes. Everyone from all over the world has been watching, reacting, covering, and speaking up about the trial.
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