Amber Heard’s legal team presented its closing arguments in the defamation case brought against her by ex-husband Johnny Depp on Friday, with lawyer Elaine Bredehoft saying the exorbitant legal fees prevented her client from giving evidence. promised money.
According The New York Post, Bredehoft claimed in her statement that Heard had been forced to pay more than $6 million in fees to her attorneys in the past 6 years since her divorce from Depp.
She also claimed that those legal fees were the reason the Aquaman actress was unable to donate the total $7 million she promised to the ACLU and a children’s hospital. after the divorce settlement.
According to Bredehoft, Heard had paid “extraordinarily high” legal fees since Depp sued her and “launched a smear campaign against her.”
For the uninitiated, a former friend of Whitney Henriquez, Heard’s sister, testified earlier this week that Heard failed to pay the $3.5 million promised to the children’s hospital.
In a pre-recorded deposition, witness Jennifer Howell confirmed that Tesla founder Elon Musk donated $250,000 to the Art of Elyseum charity in Heard’s name.
However, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) has yet to receive the promised $3.5 million.