How high life and little work left Amber Heard facing bankruptcy after losing Johnny Depp battle
Johnny Depp emerged victorious and proved that he was innocent in the sensational defamation trial against ex-wife Amber Heard. The jury delivered their final verdict in his favor, and now Heard has to pay him $15 million. Even though they deemed both the parties guilty of defamation and awarded Heard $2 million as well, the actress is in a tough spot. In fact, her lawyer Elaine Bredehoft told NBC's 'Today' that she cannot pay the money at all.
There are sources claiming that the 'Aquaman' actress is now scrambling for cash while blaming her previous patterns of lavish spending, which could have been avoided. Sources are also claiming that 'The Rum Diaries' actress has switched legal representatives and is now dependent on her homeowner's insurance policy to cover the cost of her current attorneys in the case. Before this ruckus, Heard's net worth was reported at $1.5 million to $2 million by Celebrity Net Worth. However, it quickly dropped to -$6 million after she owed Depp almost 10 ten times what she's worth. This is the condition of a DC Extended Universe superstar who might just announce bankruptcy.
When some of the experts dug deep into how Heard can pay Johnny, they unraveled a luxurious lifestyle which appear beyond her earnings. Depp could garnish Heard's salary from her upcoming movies, levy her assets and even seize her $1 million house located in California's Yucca Valley, experts told The Post. The actress purchased the home in 2019 under a private trust in the name of her accountant for $570,000.
Amber Heard's high life has left her vulnerable and broke
Depp's accountant and business manager Edward White revealed in the defamation trial that the actor paid Amber around $6.8 million over the course of 2017 and 2018. At first glance, she should be able to pay Johnny without any difficulty. However, the documents filed by Heard's legal team providing a breakdown of her expenses paint a different picture. Apparently, she pays a rent of $120,000 per year for her California home, which was listed as a basic expense.
A break-down her finances also revealed that she spent around $60,000 a year on luxurious holidays, plus $50,000 on gifts and entertainment, while bringing home only $10,000 per month. We know that she has been an ambassador for brands like L'Oreal Paris and Guess, but not everything comes free. She has often been spotted in high-end designer outfits that are not justified by her earnings. Besides, she claimed to spend $2,000 on clothing per month, which could also hint at additional expenses in the form of hair stylists, make-up artists, stylists, etc. To top it all off, Amber Heard also revealed that she spent around $2,000 on groceries, $2,000 eating out, and $3,000 a month on healthcare with no clear explanation.
'US Weekly' reported in 2015 that Heard made $260,000, but after expenses, brought home roughly $51,000. Fast forward to the 2022 court testimony, it was revealed that she was paid $1 million for 'Aquaman' and $2 million for the sequel. However, the bad press at the trial forced Warner Bros. to cut a significant part of her character, Mera, out. Despite the hits her reputation has taken over the years, Heard has been seen on lavish shopping sprees and luxurious holidays, wearing expensive Gucci rings, and let's not forget, riding around in the precious 1968 Ford Mustang. Now, Heard has no money and has to pay Depp his dues and even live up to the promise of donating to the ACLU.