It was meant to assist the actress in paying her ex husband's damages.
Amber Heard’s $1 million GoFundMe campaign to help pay Johnny Depp has been banned. This comes after a Virginia jury awarded her ex-husband $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages after he won the defamation lawsuit.
According to TMZ, a user named Kimberly Moore started a GoFundMe page to help Heard immediately after the ruling with the objective of earning $1 million, as well as claimed to have spoken with the actress’ legal team and promised that any funds generated will go directly to her.
“Our top priority is to keep our community safe and protect the generosity of our donors,” a source told BuzzFeed News. “GoFundMe will remove any fundraisers unless there’s a direct connection and the fundraiser has been authorized by the recipient of the funds.”
The description on the now-shut down page states, “I believe Amber, and social media protected the abuser.”
“The judgment exceeds her net worth. It’s so sad that he was able to get away with the abuse. The judgment furthers that abuse. If you can please help her.”
This also comes after Heard’s lawyer, Elaine Bredehoft, recently stated that she is unable to pay her ex-husband and revealed plans of filing an appeal in an interview with NBC’s TODAY show.
Reactions to GoFundMe Shuts Down A Bogus $1 Million Amber Heard Fundraiser
Tell Elon Musk to pay for it wasn’t he defending her that’s nothing to him— does it matter (@darkhawk007) June 5, 2022
Can’t they reduce the price though? Like why so they need to pay. It not like it will reverse the past— AKA (star wars era) (@AKAuniverse616) June 5, 2022