Actor Johnny Depp was reportedly asked Amber Heard, his former wife, to pay $100,000 in legal fees amid their divorce settlement.
Depp, 53, has incurred about $1 million in attorneys’ fees, according to a court filing obtained by ET. He wants a court to deduct $100,000 from his next divorce settlement to Heard, 30.
In the filing, Depp’s legal team alleges that Heard “continues to needlessly litigate a case which has been settled, all while parading in front of the media in a desperate attempt to extend her fifteen minutes of fame,” E! News reported.
Her attorney issued a response to the website, saying: “After his string of recent setbacks at the box office, I’m glad that Johnny Depp seems to have rediscovered his comic touch with this laughable motion.”
In August, the couple agreed to a $7 million settlement, which would be donated by Depp to the ACLA and Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, as Heard requested.
Last week, however, Heard’s team filed a Request for Order in the Los Angeles Superior Court to impose the settlement and expedite his payment.
Depp’s divorce attorney, Laura Wasser, also questioned Heard’s behavior, saying she has been acting “uncooperatively” in the case. “The impact of her relentless pursuit on Johnny—the damage her false allegations have caused his personal and professional reputation, his and his family’s emotional well-being, and his finances-appears to be of no interest to Amber,” Wasser stated, ET reported.
The couple got married on February 2015 after meeting on the set for “The Rum Diary” in 2011. However, more than a year later, Heard filed for divorce, claiming Depp abused her, which Depp has denied.