Actor Johnny Depp has made a sizeable donation to an Australian children’s hospital as part of an AUD $1.17 million gift to charity.
The donation came after the sale of his non fungible tokens (NFTs), with the actor handing out $US800,000 to various charities, including the Perth Children’s Hospital, the UK-based Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and Robert Downey Jr’s Footprint Coalition, which raises money for non-profit organisations that are focused on environmental sustainability.
In a tweet, Depp’s NFT community – Never Fear Truth – announced the news, writing: “Johnny Depp’s Never Fear Truth NFT sale was always intended to benefit charities and we are pleased to be able to confirm that nearly $800,000 in total donations have been contributed.”
@PCHFWA Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation (via CAF America)@GOSHCharity Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (via CAF America)@fp_coalition The Footprint Coalition@ChildrensLA The Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA)
— Never Fear Truth (@JohnnyDeppNFT) July 5, 2022
In response, Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation tweeted: “Thank you so much for your generosity in helping support in helping PCHFWA and WA sick kids. These funds will make a significant impact in helping keep Perth Children’s Hospital world-class for our children and families.”
Thank you so much @JohnnyDeppNFT for your generosity in helping support @PCHFWA and WA sick kids. These funds will make a significant impact in helping keep @PerthChildrens world-class for our children and families ❤#pchfwa https://t.co/ke8tvnTV9v
— Perth Children's Hospital Foundation (@PCHFWA) July 7, 2022
The Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles was one of the charities that Johnny’s ex-wife, Amber Heard, had pledged to donate a portion of her $7 million divorce settlement to. However, evidence from his recent defamation trial revealed that the actress had not fulfilled her pledge.