Johnny Depp donates money to children's hospital associated with ex Amber Heard

Watch: Johnny Depp made charity donations totalling almost $800,000 from sale of NFTs

Johnny Depp has donated some of the proceeds of NFT sales to a hospital associated with his ex-wife Amber Heard.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean star's Never Fear Truth NFT (non-fungible token) has raised nearly $800,000 (£666,530) in total donations.

The money was split between four organisations, with some of it going to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

Read more: Johnny Depp 'set to reunite with Camille Vasquez' in assault case

Heard previously said the hospital would benefit from her divorce settlement in 2016.

Actor Johnny Depp receives the Donostia Award, the festival's highest honorary award during the 69th San Sebastian Film Festival in San Sebastian, Spain. Picture date: Wednesday September 22, 2021. Photo credit should read: Isabel Infantes
Johnny Depp has donated thousands to hospitals. (PA)

TMZ quoted her as saying at the time: "The donation will be divided equally between the ACLU, with a particular focus to stop violence against women, and the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, where I have worked as a volunteer for the past 10 years."

Depp and Heard were recently involved in a high-profile defamation case, after Depp sued his former wife over an op-ed in which she said she was a "public figure representing domestic abuse”.

Actress Amber Heard gives a statement outside the High Court in London on the final day of hearings in Johnny Depp's libel case against the publishers of The Sun and its executive editor, Dan Wootton. Picture date: Tuesday July 28, 2020. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/Empics
Amber Heard previously said she was donating to the organisation. (Matt Crossick/Empics)

During the case - which went Depp's way - it emerged that Aquaman star Heard had not yet donated her entire seven million dollar settlement to charity.

As well as the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, the NFT proceeds will benefit Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and The Footprint Coalition.

The Perth hospital thanked Depp, tweeting: "Thank you so much @JohnnyDeppNFT for your generosity in helping support @PCHFWA and WA sick kids.

"These funds will make a significant impact in helping keep @PerthChildrens world-class for our children and families."

File photo dated 11/10/2015 of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp attending the premiere of Black Mass during the 59th BFI London Film Festival at the Odeon Leicester Square, London. Johnny Depp has said he
The pair were recently embroiled in a defamation case. (PA)

Depp, 59, and Heard, 35, met in 2009 on the set of Hunter S Thompson adaptation The Rum Diary and  they went on to tie the knot in 2015.

Read more: Johnny Depp says he'll perform as Captain Jack at children's parties 'at this point'

However, Heard filed for divorce around a year after they wed.