Amber Heard fans collect $1,696 via GoFundMe to donate to NCADV in 'honor' of actress
Created by Kylie Putnam, the fundraiser is titled 'Donate to the NCADV In Amber Heard's Honor' and has collected $1,696 of $2,000 goal
Amber Heard's fans have started a fundraiser on GoFundMe to donate the proceeds to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, known as NCADV, in honor of the actress. Created by Kylie Putnam, the fundraiser is titled 'Donate to the NCADV In Amber Heard's Honor' and has collected $1,696 so far.
In her message, Putnam spoke about Heard losing to her former husband, actor Johnny Depp, in the controversial defamation trial. The jury ruled in Depp's favor after finding Heard's abuse allegations against the actor to be defamatory. "Help show Amber Heard that she has people who support her by donating to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence in her honor," the fan states.
You guys!! We have now officially raised $931 to donate to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence in Amber’s honor!! That is AWESOME!! Let’s see if we can get to $1000 by the end of the weekend :)#IBelieveAmberHeard #IStandWithAmberHeard https://t.co/3g3ga6RgdA pic.twitter.com/xZVjZJShV1— Kylie (Purple For Amber Heard) (@purpleforamber) June 18, 2022
"For years, Amber Heard has been subjected to a swarm of relentless harassment and vitriol for coming forward about her personal experience with domestic violence, and the media frenzy surrounding the Depp vs Heard trial has only made the situation more dire. The world has decided she's a liar, citing viral misinformation and fabrications spread via social media as proof," the message continues.
"Even with the piles of evidence documenting the abuse that took place, the truth is repeatedly ignored in favor of rhetoric drenched in victim blaming and mass cruelty. She suffers both online and in person: for the entirety of her trial, she couldn't even exit the courthouse without a rally of Depp supporters 'booing' her and calling her names, yelling that they didn't believe her as they held up their hateful homemade signs for her to see as she drove by," Putnam adds.
Tonight on a special edition of #Dateline at 8/7c, Savannah Guthrie sits down with Amber Heard, the woman at the center of one of the most sensational media spectacles in recent memory. pic.twitter.com/86n75uwbfW— Dateline NBC (@DatelineNBC) June 17, 2022
"The world's response to Amber Heard not only hurts Amber but survivors everywhere. The message is clear: 'This is what happens when you speak out.' As a survivor and as a human being, this breaks my heart. It makes me sick. It makes me angry. It makes me want to do something, not only for Amber Heard but for all survivors," she claims.
"It's hard to hear the people next to you when the harassment and hatred is this loud, so I decided to start a GoFundMe to make a donation to the NCADV in her honor to remind her that there are people who stand with her. So, let's work together to remind Amber Heard and survivors everywhere that there is help, there is hope, and there is tomorrow," the message ends. With over 60 donations, the fundraiser is close to reaching its $2,000 goal.
Previously, GoFundMe shut down a fundraising page started for Heard claiming to help the 36-year-old actress pay Depp the damages she owes him after losing the trial. A spokesperson for GoFundMe told TMZ that they were able to flag the profile quickly before a substantial amount of money was raised. It was determined that neither Heard nor anyone on her team had created the page.