Amber Heard lost money in divorce from Johnny Depp
AMBER Heard lost money in her divorce from Johnny Depp, her friend iO Tillett Wright has claimed.
The 30-year-old actress' legal split and settlement from the 53-year-old actor was finalised in August and the $7 million she requested to be donated to the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles and the American Civil Liberties Union.
The split was particularly acrimonious with Heard making accusations of domestic abuse against Depp - both physical and verbal - and Wright himself got involved and reported some of the actor's alleged behaviour to police.
In the wake of the couple's separation in May, the gender fluid author-and-photographer wrote an article about the domestic abuse claims for website Refinery 29, however, the piece has since been removed.
Wright has now come out to back Heard and reveal she paid all her own legal fees and accepted a settlement that was much lower than she could have got.
Discussing the fact she could have got more than the $7 million, he said: "And she paid her own legal fees. That situation was so public. I'm not ever going to be one of them - I'm not ever going to be an A-list celebrity. But I chose to get involved in that situation because it was imperative to say what I thought was right."
Wright lived with the couple for a year before they got married in February 2015 and despite everything that has now gone on between all the parties he admits they swooped in and saved him when he felt suicidal after a break-up.
He said: "They saved my life. One hundred percent."
Wright has remained "best friends" with Heard but has cut Depp out of his life because he has been unapologetic about his apparent behaviour both publicly and privately.
But Wright does have sympathy for the 'Pirates of the Caribbean' star who was served divorce papers in the wake of his mother Betty Sue Palmer's death.
In an interview with Sunday Times magazine, he spilled: "It's a tough thing. My attitude about that is the same as the attitude I have about my parents. People are very rarely bad people. People have things that happen to them and people have pain they are trying to get around."
Wright added: "Everyone is trying to dance with their pain and sometimes it's who do you stab in the process? It's what you do about having stabbed them that's the delineation between people you can have in your life and people you can't."