FAIRFAX, VA - APRIL 14: (NY & NJ NEWSPAPERS OUT) Johnny Depp arrives outside court during the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard civil trial at Fairfax County Circuit Court on April 14, 2022 in Fairfax, Virginia. Depp is seeking $50 million in alleged damages to his career over an op-ed Heard wrote in the Washington Post in 2018.(Photo by Ron Sachs/Consolidated News Pictures/Getty Images)

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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's high-profile defamation case is in the hands of the jury as of May 31, 2022. While both Depp and Heard are claiming financial losses due to their mutual accusations of domestic abuse, Depp has always had a turbulent financial history, and now, a brand-new debt has been added to his list of money troubles.
The American Civil Liberties Union — one of the many parties involved in the Depp v. Heard case — is asking for $86,000 from Depp. Court documents revealed that Heard promised to pay $3.5 million to the ACLU from her divorce with Depp; however, an ACLU representative testified that Heard only paid a little over a million of the total amount.
Now, the ACLU is demanding that Depp cover the expenses they paid in order to provide this information. As the motion put it, "[the organization and its attorneys] cannot get back the significant time they spent responding to Mr. Depp's subpoenas and the disruption to their work," so they expect to be paid back in full.
Both Depp and Heard stand to lose more than money when all is said and done; just think of their Hollywood careers. "Hollywood is a strange place," a PR expert told CNN. "When you air your dirty laundry in front of the machine, the executives, all the people that make the parts move, they sort of recoil from a hot flame."