The settlement includes $7 million for Heard, and very carefully crafted statements via their lawyers for the rest of us.
“Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gains. There was never an intent of physical or emotional harm. Amber wishes the best for Johnny in the future. Amber will be donating financial proceeds from the divorce to a charity.”
ABC News also reported on the case, and their post now includes an Editor’s note about another, now retracted, statement from Heard’s lawyers Samantha Spector and Joseph Koenig that didn’t fall in line with the official story. Originally, as Us Weekly notes, they’d released a statement that said Heard had been “vindicated in the Public Court of Opinion.”
Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story included a statement from Amber Heard’s lawyers, Samantha F. Spector and Joseph P. Koenig, that has since been retracted. In a second statement, Spector said: “The statement made today on behalf of myself and Joseph Koenig was made without the knowledge or approval of Amber Heard. The statement is untrue and we retract it, without qualification. My assertion that Amber Heard has been vindicated in the court of public opinion is not true. We regret the error and apologize to Johnny Depp.”
Amber Heard may be walking a delicate tightrope over her ex-husband for a long time to come.