Following a lot of public rancor, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp have settled their divorce. (Courtesy Warner Bros.)

Following a lot of public rancor, Amber Heard and Johnny Depp have settled their divorce. (Courtesy Warner Bros.)

Scoop: Heard, Depp settle divorce case for a reported $8 million

The outrageous Amber Heard-Johnny Depp saga has come to a conclusion.

The New York Post’s Page Six reports that the feuding couple settled their divorce case just a day after graphic news reports that Depp, in his own blood, wrote the names of guys he thought she was sleeping with (including Billy Bob Thornton) on the walls of an Australian villa.

Depp, 53, agreed to pay Heard about $8 million, the Post reported.

After Depp’s bloody-finger photos surfaced, “Johnny freaked out, and he didn’t want to face trial or any further revelations,” the source told Page Six.

“The settlement was inked very late last night,” around midnight Los Angeles time.

The pair had been due back in court Wednesday for a hearing over domestic-violence allegations Heard brought against Depp.

“Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love. Neither party has lied nor made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm,” the pair said in statement.

Heard, 30, will donate proceeds from the settlement to charity.

The couple also said, “There will be no further public statements about this matter.”


Daren Metropoulos, 33, son of billionaire investor C. Dean Metropoulos, has bought the Playboy Mansion, the longtime Holmby Hills home and workspace of Hugh Hefner.

The mansion sold for $100 million, the biggest home sale recorded in Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The deal allows Hefner, 90, to stay there for the rest of his life; Playboy Enterprises will pay $1 million annually to lease the property,

The estate, designed by architect Arthur R. Kelly, was listed for $200 million. (Playboy bought the five-acre property for about $1.1 million in 1971.)

The Gothic Tudor-style home was built for department store scion Arthur Letts Jr. in 1927. The 29-room, 20,000-square-foot house includes multiple kitchens, a game room, a wine cellar, a screening room with a built-in pipe organ and 12 bedrooms.

Down the road, the buyer plans to connect the estate to a neighboring property he purchased in 2009.

There’s been no official comment from Hef’s exes and “Girls Next Door” Holly Madison, Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson.


The Caitlyn Jenner-centered reality series “I Am Cait” will not return for a third season; the final episode aired in April.


Oakland A Dillon Overton is 25. … Rapper Lil B is 27. … TV personality Giuliana Rancic is 42. … Singer Maria McKee is 52. … Actor Sean Penn is 56. … Novelist Jonathan Franzen is 57. … Singer Belinda Carlisle is 58. … Entrepreneur Larry Ellison is 72. … Actor Robert De Niro is 73.

— Staff, wire reports

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