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'I fully intend to': Amber Heard caught out in dramatic lie in cross-examination

Newshub logo Newshub 17/05/2022 Molly Swift

Amber Heard has been caught in a lie during her cross-examination by Johnny Depp's legal team.

Revelations continue in the dramatic defamation trail which resumed this week following a 10-day pre-scheduled break.

Related video: Actor Amber Heard sobs in court as she describes alleged physical abuse from Johnny Depp. © Images - Getty Images; Video - Newshub. Related video: Actor Amber Heard sobs in court as she describes alleged physical abuse from Johnny Depp. On Tuesday, Heard admitted she had not fulfilled her pledge to donate her entire US$7 million (NZ$11 million) divorce settlement to charity, after previously claiming otherwise.

On multiple occasions, including under oath in Depp's 2020 libel case, Heard has said the money had already been donated to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

But when asked by one of Depp's lawyers why she hadn't donated the settlement she responded her previous statement was incorrect.

Heard clarified she "pledged the entirety" of the money but couldn't make the full donation because of Depp's lawsuit.

"I fully intend to honour all of my pledges. I would love for him to stop suing me so I can," Heard said.

ACLU chief operating officer Terence Dougherty earlier told the court that Heard only directly paid $US350,000 directly in December, US$100,000 was paid by Depp and another $US350,000 had been donated by a donor-advised fund believed to be set up by her ex-boyfriend and Tesla owner Elon Musk.

Heard had previously said she donated the money to charity because she was "never interested in Johnny's money".

"I just wanted my safety and my future and he compromised that… I wanted him to leave me alone. I've been saying that since 2016."

The trial has been going for five weeks now and is expected to end sometime after May 27, however, the jury could take quite some time to deliberate given the mountain of evidence that has been given so far.

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