DiCaprio and Deep are big environmental activists. (Photo: Breeding)
Actor Johnny Depp, 60, is following in the footsteps of another Hollywood star. That’s because the Pirates of the Caribbean star decided to donate part of the millionaire compensation he received from his ex-wife to a fund helped by Leonardo DiCaprio, 48. The Titanic hero, an activist for environmental causes, has already allocated resources to the Amazon Fund Alliance. The non-profit organization is one of five institutions chosen by Depp to receive the $1 million paid to him by Amber Heard, 37.
With the current exchange rate to the dollar, the amount is equivalent to approximately R$ 4.8 million in Brazilian currency. Along these lines, the US$200,000 earmarked for the Amazonia Fund Alliance will exceed R$900,000 in Brazil. This Wednesday (14) Depp’s lawyers said in a statement that the money would be distributed equally among five charities.
One of these is the Make a Film Foundation, another non-profit organization founded in 2006 by producer Tamika Lamison. A representative told TMZ that she described Depp as “one of the most generous people” she’s ever worked with. The foundation gives children with serious and terminal illnesses the opportunity to make short films and documentaries with actors, something Depp himself has collaborated with in the past.
The artist also transferred $200,000 to actor Marlon Brando’s charity. Died in 2004, aged 80, he gave life to the Tetiaroa Society. “The generosity of Mr. Depp is amazing and we are honored to join the wonderful organizations he supports. Your contribution will help protect Tetiaroa – a small atoll about 50km northeast of Tahiti called “The Godfather” actor—acquired in 1965—supports indigenous voices in the Pacific and promotes marine solutions to climate change,” he said. TMZ to Frank Murphy, the organization’s executive director.
The Painted Turtle Association, founded in 1999 by actor Paul Newman, is one of five associations that Depp chose to allocate money to as a result of the tumultuous trial. Their work is based on organizing camps for children living with chronic and life-threatening diseases near Lake Elizabeth in Lake Hughes, California.
Joe Seidenberg, executive director of the Red Feather Association, also celebrated that the actor chose to allocate a fifth of the amount he received from his ex-wife to their project and assured TMZ that the resources would, above all, go towards combating housing disparities. Will help. Native Navajo and Hopi Americans.
The final beneficiary is the Amazonia Fund Alliance, which claims that the money will be given to the BFUCA (National Federation of Associations, Centers and Clubs of UNESCO do Brasil) to finance various projects related to the conservation of the Amazon ecosystem.
A year ago, the legal battle between the actor and his ex-wife, actress Amber Heard, came to an end. She has already fulfilled her part of the settlement and paid US$1 million to her ex-husband after she lost the defamation case in June last year. The case was heard at the Fairfax County Courthouse in the US state of Virginia.