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Hollywood stars, Johnny Deep and Amber Heard, have finalized their divorce, with Mr Depp agreeing to pay Miss Heard $7 million (£5.6m; €6.6m), which she says she will donate to charity.

Heard, 30, will get to keep the couple’s dogs, Pistol and Boo, who were at the centre of scandal when she took them to Australia illegally in 2015.

She had accused Depp of domestic abuse – a claim he denies.

According to court documents, she said Depp had been physically abusive to her, culminating in him throwing a mobile phone at her face during a fight in February last year.

Depp’s lawyer denied the allegations, saying Heard was “attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse”.

Police officers attending the scene said they had found no evidence of a crime.

The actress had filed for a restraining order, but this was dropped after the majority of the terms of the divorce were settled in August.

But the divorce was only finalised this week because lawyers could not agree over whether Depp should make the payments directly to the charities or not.

Divorce Settlement

Johnny Depp, 53, will pay his ex wife $7 million but will retain sole possession of real estate assets, including properties in LA, Paris and his private island in the Bahamas.

He will also keep more than 40 vehicles and vessels, including vintage cars and motorcycle collection

Meanwhile, Miss Heard will drop request for continued restraining order against Depp. Confidentiality provision prevents them from discussing relationship publicly.

No spousal support for either actor. Heard said she would donate the money from the divorce settlement to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.

Her lawyer, Pierce O’Donnell, said it was a “great day” for his client, adding: “All Amber wanted was to be divorced and now she is.”

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