Actress Makes HUGE Donation That Will Drive Trump Nuts

Actress Amber Heard is donating $350,000 to the ACLU just as the historic civil rights organization is gearing up to go toe-to-toe with the incoming Donald Trump administration.

Heard’s money is coming from her settlement as a result of her divorce from actor Johnny Depp, in which domestic violence allegations were made.

From TMZ:

We’ve now received an email from the ACLU, in which an ACLU rep acknowledged Amber made a $350k payment on August 19th.  A source connected with Amber tells TMZ, she advanced the money, relying on Johnny paying her the settlement. We’re told she took steps to send Children’s Hospital money but didn’t send it because she and Johnny began squabbling over the settlement deal.

As we reported, Amber’s lawyer, Pierce O’Donnell, says he’s confident the settlement will be signed this week.

During the campaign, the ACLU described Trump as a “one-man Constitutional crisis,” and warned that his “statements and policy proposals would blatantly violate the inalienable rights guaranteed by the Constitution.”

The ACLU was one of the first organizations out with a strong statement against Trump after he won the 2016 election:

President-elect Trump, as you assume the nation’s highest office, we urge you to reconsider and change course on certain campaign promises you have made. These include your plan to amass a deportation force to remove 11 million undocumented immigrants; ban the entry of Muslims into our country and aggressively surveil them; punish women for accessing abortion; reauthorize waterboarding and other forms of torture; and change our nation’s libel laws and restrict freedom of expression.

These proposals are not simply un-American and wrong-headed, they are unlawful and unconstitutional. They violate the First, Fourth, Fifth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments. If you do not reverse course and instead endeavor to make these campaign promises a reality, you will have to contend with the full firepower of the ACLU at every step. Our staff of litigators and activists in every state, thousands of volunteers, and millions of card-carrying supporters are ready to fight against any encroachment on our cherished freedoms and rights.

One thing is certain: we will be eternally vigilant every single day of your presidency and when you leave the Oval Office, we will do the same with your successor.

Ms. Heard’s money, along with thousands of others, will help the ACLU keep their promise. Trump will have a persistent thorn in his side.


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