A fake appeal for donations has caused a stir in the United States: a campaign site has advertised collecting money for Amber Heard to pay her damages to Johnny Depp. Her attorney had previously said that Heard was unable to pay the sum.
An American has pretended on a donation page to collect money for Amber Heard to pay her damages to Johnny Depp. The GoFundMe site, meanwhile, removed the fake $1 million campaign before it could raise a large sum. The site will continue to search for such fake sites, a spokesman told TMZ.
The woman advertised that she had contacted Heard’s legal team and the money would be sent directly to Heard. “I believe Amber and social media protected the abuser,” she wrote in the caption. “The verdict is beyond their means. It’s so sad that he got away with the abuse. The judgment encourages this abuse. If you can, please help her.”
According to her lawyer, Heard is unable to pay the million-euro fine imposed on her in the defamation trial against her ex-husband Depp. The lawyer Elaine Bredehoft said on Thursday the television channel NBC. After weeks of trial, the jury found both Heard and Depp guilty on Wednesday. However, Heard’s penalty was significantly higher.
The 36-year-old must pay her ex-husband $15 million in damages while the 58-year-old must pay her $2 million, the jury ruled. Heard’s fine is reduced to $10.35 million because of a cap on fines in Virginia.
Asked if her client could raise that sum, Bredehoft replied, “Oh no, absolutely not.” She added that Heard wanted to appeal the verdict and had “some excellent reasons” for doing so.