• Amber Heard has not donated the entire $7 million she received from her divorce from Johnny Depp to charity, a report says
  • Heard's failure to donate the full amount as she promised could be an advantage to Depp
  • Depp is trying to appeal the judge's ruling for his libel case against U.K. tabloid The Sun, which he lost in July 2020

Amber Heard's failure to fulfill her promise regarding the $7 million she received from her and Johnny Depp's 2017 divorce settlement could work to the latter's advantage, a report says.

To appease critics accusing her of being a gold digger at the time, the "Aquaman" actress promised to donate the full amount to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA). However, it came out in January that Heard has not handed the entire amount to the charities, with her lawyer later stating that her donations were "delayed" due to their legal battle.

Now, unnamed sources "close to Depp" told Page Six that her failure to deliver on her promise could turn the tide in the actor's favor in trying to appeal the judge's ruling for his libel case against U.K. tabloid The Sun. Depp filed a lawsuit against the British publication for calling him a "wife-beater" in a 2018 article, but he lost the case in July 2020.

"The judge thought she was this wonderful human being standing up for mankind, but she was lying out of her a-- [about the donations]," the source said.

On Thursday, Depp's lawyer, during a hearing in London to decide whether the actor can appeal, called Heard's claim that she donated the settlement a "calculated and manipulative lie."

However, lawyers for The Sun insisted Heard didn't lie because she had made "a number of payments already" and was just not done handing over the rest of the promised amount.

During the hearing, it was also revealed that Depp sent a text to a pal at the time expressing doubt that Heard would actually donate the $7 million to charity.

"No Way she’ll give a dime to anyone!!!" Depp's text allegedly read. "Thank f–k she’s gone!!! Makes me sick to think of how hard I tried to make it work … Now … Honestly, I wouldn’t touch that f–ing whore with a Hazmat suit on!!! What scum. I f–ing hate her!!!"

Adam Waldman, Depp's longtime legal advisor, also claimed earlier that Heard's under oath donation was allegedly "false." Instead, there was an anonymous donation made to CHLA through her recommendation amounting to $500,000 in 2017 and another $250,000 in 2018.

"'The entire amount of my [$7 million] divorce settlement was donated to charity' -Amber Heard under oath claim in UK, 'hardly the act of a gold-digger' said an admiring Justice Nicols," Waldman wrote in a tweet. "But these are anonymous nickels from space a year later, not the pocketed settlement nickels."

Amber Heard (L) and Johnny Depp met in 2011
Amber Heard (L) and Johnny Depp AFP / ISABEL INFANTES