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Johnny Depp’s legal difficulties seem endless in sight – now at odds with the actor American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) More than $ 86,000 in legal fees.

Following the Bombay shell trial, a Virginia jury awarded Depp $ 10.35 million in damages. Ex-wife Amber Heard He was discredited in the Washington Post by the ACLU.

The lawsuit was probably funded by a non – profit organization and a New York state judge ordered the charity to overturn the documents and submit witnesses, including Chief Operating Officer Terrence Dougherty.

ACLU is now suing DEP in the Manhattan Supreme Court for a legal fee of $ 86,253.26 – the amount the charity is spending to comply with the subponas.

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According to the ACLU, it involves reviewing more than 7,500 documents and preparing three witnesses, including Dougherty, for long-term deposits.

Photo combination of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp in court on May 23, 2022.

Photo combination of Amber Heard and Johnny Depp in court on May 23, 2022.
((AP Photo / Steve Helber, Pool))

The piece, written by an ACLU lawyer, did not identify Depp by name but stated that he had abused her.

Although the ACLU was not a party to Depp’s defamation suit against Herd, the charity’s role in creating and pitching the op-ed for the Washington Post was central to the lawsuit. The release date of the piece was requested to be the same as the release of her film “Aquaman”.

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The charity calculates the cost of creating a “privilege log” that identifies 160 items that have been discontinued due to a “common interest in communication” between ACLU lawyers and hearing attorneys.

The actor’s legal team accused ACLU of “coordinating and assisting Mr Heard in litigating Mr. Depp’s defamation suit,” and then charged him, they wrote in court papers.

Photo combination of Terrence Dougherty Amberhard.

Photo combination of Terrence Dougherty Amberhard.
(By Michael Reynolds / Pool Photo AP)

The “Pirates of the Caribbean” star’s lawyers called the $ 86,000 sum “extremely high and unreasonable,” but agreed to pay $ 1,096.67 for a third-party data hosting fee.

In a recent motion filed on June 14, the ACLU argued that Depp’s subpones were “too broad and too heavy” and that it was entirely reasonable for the charity to make a “privilege log” to meet Discovery’s demands.

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The ACLU fires back during the trial, with critics aiding the charity in Heard’s alleged fraud.

After Heard vowed $ 3.5 million to charity – half of her $ 7 million divorce settlement, the organization named her ambassador for women’s rights and gender-based violence.

She later claimed to have paid her entire divorce payment, as promised on a Dutch TV show: half to the ACLU and the other half to the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles.

Before Johnny Depp and Amber Heard split up.

Before Johnny Depp and Amber Heard split up.

Dogetry admitted in his deposit to jurors that Heard had directly donated only $ 350,000. The company donated $ 1.3 million to her – most of which came from her ex-boyfriend, Tech billionaire Elon Musk.

Depp’s attorney, Ben Chu, argued in court that the ACLU had helped Heard to cover up his false claims, and that the charity had “played a reprehensible role in this case.”

The trial revealed that Heard had paid only $ 250,000 out of the $ 3.5 million she had promised to the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles.

The judge who spoke anonymously Good Morning AmericaShe called her false claim that she had “failed” her donations.

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“It’s one thing, your Honor, to tighten her ACLU,” Chew told the court. “To the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, her failure to honor her responsibility with sick and dying children was quite another matter, and she failed to do so.”

The ACLU was once considered a bulwark for freedom of speech – especially in Illinois, where it defended the right of neo-Nazis to rally.