A witness testified Tuesday in a pre-recorded deposition that Elon Musk made a $250,000 donation to the charity Art of Elyseum on Amber Heard’s behalf.
Jennifer Howell, a former friend of Heard’s sister, affirmed that the check came from the Tesla founder.
According to previous testimony in the defamation trial, Musk made hundreds of thousands of dollars in charitable donations in Heard’s name.
— Cathy Russon (@cathyrusson) May 24, 2022
In a pre-recorded deposition played for jurors Tuesday, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) representative Candie Davidson-Goldbronn expressed that Amber Heard just paid $250,000 of a promised $3.5 million donation.
After her separation from Johnny Depp, Heard publicly expressed that she donate her $7 million divorce settlement to two charities: the ACLU and the CHLA.
While promoting a movie, the actress informed the host of the Dutch television show “RTL Late Night” that she had donated the entire amount. “I wanted nothing,” she said in a 2018 interview after receiving her divorce settlement.
Howell: I loved someone who I knew was doing something very wrong. And I knew that they're doing it because they're trying to protect their sister. And I'm trying to protect her. And I'm just trying to get her to wake up and doing the right thing, which is tell the truth. pic.twitter.com/ZaMuGtfzyN
— Sierra Gillespie (@sierragillespie) May 24, 2022
Davidson-Goldbronn told jurors that Heard just left the hospital with $350,000. In a 2018 letter, the hospital representative said she asked the actress and her attorney if she still intended to fulfill her pledge. Heard and her lawyer didn’t answer.