Settlement awards dogs and horse named Arrow to Heard along with $7m she plans to give to charity

A judge ended Johnny Depp and Amber Heards marriage on Friday after months of bickering over the final terms of their breakup.

The judgment keeps in place many of the key terms the actors agreed to in August, when they announced a settlement in their divorce a day before a restraining order hearing that would have focused on Heards allegations that Depp was physically abusive toward her.

Their agreement called for Depp to pay Heard $7m, which she has pledged to a pair of charities. Lawyers for the actors have squabbled over whether Depp can make the payments directly to the charities and other details of the final judgment.

The couple has no children together, but Heard will keep their Yorkshire terrier dogs, Pistol and Boo, and a horse named Arrow.

The dogs made headlines in April 2015 when the couple failed to declare them while visiting Australia. Depp was in the country to film Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth episode of the movie franchise, due for release in 2017.

Australias deputy prime minister, Barnaby Joyce, told they couple they either had to either send the dogs back to California or the animals would be euthanised.

Its time that Pistol and Boo buggered off back to the United States, said Joyce, who was agriculture minister at the time. He [Depp] can put them on the same chartered jet he flew out on to fly them back out of our nation.

Australias strict biosecurity measures are in place in order to keep out canine diseases such as the bacterial infection leptospirosis and rabies.

Joyce said no one should be able to bypass biosecurity rules, even if they had been voted the worlds sexiest man twice.

The divorce papers showed that Depp would retain sole possession of numerous real estate assets, including properties in Los Angeles, Paris and his private island in the Bahamas. He will also keep more than 40 vehicles and vessels, including vintage cars and his motorcycle collection.

Neither actor will receive spousal support, and a confidentiality provision calls for them to refrain from discussing their relationship in interviews or on social media.

The judgment ends a marriage that lasted less than two years. The pair met on the set of the 2011 film The Rum Diary and married in February 2015, but separated in May 2016.

Depp denied he physically abused Heard. Police officers who responded to their apartment in May after a fight between the couple said they found no evidence of a crime.

Our relationship was intensely passionate and at times volatile, but always bound by love, the actors said in a joint statement released after Heard dismissed her restraining order petition. Neither party has made false accusations for financial gain. There was never any intent of physical or emotional harm.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/jan/14/johnny-depp-divorce-pistol-and-boo-to-stay-with-amber-heard

Johnny Depp divorce: Pistol and Boo to stay with Amber Heard
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