Amber Heard Could Face Perjury Probe After Admitting To Not Giving $3.5m To Charity
It’s been revealed that Amber Heard could end up facing charges of perjury after she admitted in court to not having given the $3.5 million she pledged to charity in her diverse settlement with Johnny Depp.
Those charities were Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
However, she told Johnny Depp’s lawyers during her cross-examination on Monday that she had still not made the full donation.
This is despite the Aquaman star telling the UK High Court during Depp’s defamation case against The Sun that she had donated the money.
Legal experts have told The Daily Mail that she could face a perjury probe over the evidence and testimony she gave to the UK High Court.
However, Depp’s lawyers have argued that this is a lie because Heard had the money for over a year before Depp filed the lawsuit.
Amber Heard could be facing charges of perjury after she admitted to not giving $3.5 million to charity
Depp’s lawyer, Camille Vasquez, revealed that Heard had the money from Depp for about 15 months before Depp’s lawsuit was filed, therefore she had plenty of time to donate the money she had pledged.
However, Amber Heard kept on trying to argue that “donate” and “pledge” meant the same thing, which was a bit odd.
Heard kept on saying that she had “pledged” the money and then went on to explain that she sees the two words as being the same, which they are clearly not.
The disclosure that Heard has still not donated all the money she pledged to charity has led to accusations that the actress misled the public when talking about the donations on talk shows and may have lied under oath.
Sean Caulfield, partner at law firm Hodge, Jones and Allen, told The Dail Mail that Heard could face a perjury probe in the UK as misleading a court “cuts to the core of our justice system”.
The Daily Mail then asked Mr. Caulfield whether he can see police investigating the claims.
Mr. Caulfield replied: “Yes, I think so. While it may not be a central issue to the case [the donations], perjury is the single biggest threat and cuts to the core of our justice system, so the police may be invited to investigate to show that any member of the public who lies to the court can be prosecuted for perjury.”
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Do you think Amber Heard committed perjury, or do “pledge” and “donate” mean the same thing?
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