One of the charities who will receive funds is the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and will be used to work to “stop violence against women”, the actress explains in a statement.
The other half will go to a children’s hospital.
Her statement reads: “As described in the restraining order and divorce settlement, money played no role for me personally and never has, except to the extent that I could donate it to charity and, in doing so, hopefully help those less able to defend themselves.
“As reported in the media, the amount received in the divorce was $7 million and $7 million is being donated.
“This is over and above any funds that I have given away in the past and will continue to give away in the future.
“The donation will be divided equally between the ACLU, with a particular focus to stop violence against women, and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, where I have worked as a volunteer for the past 10 years alongside organisations like the Art of Elysium.
“Over the years, I have seen first hand how more funding for staffing, better equipment and better medication can make the difference between life or death for a child.
“I know these organisations will put the funds to good use and look forward to continuing to support them in the future.
“Hopefully, this experience results in a positive change in the lives of people who need it the most.”
Amber and Johnny agreed the terms of their settlement earlier this week, after one of the most high-profile celebrity splits in recent times.
The former couple issued a joint statement on their split on Tuesday (16 August), and their agreement came a day after reports the ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean’ actor once accidentally cut off the tip of his finger during a heated row were published.
A picture of the injury was also published on TMZ.
According to Amber, the actor then proceeded to dip his wounded finger into some dark blue paint, and scrawled a message accusing her of being unfaithful with her co-star, Billy Bob Thornton on a mirror.
She has profusely denied her ex-husband’s accusations of infidelity.
One section of their statement alluded to the report, and the fact Amber had accused Johnny of domestic violence, requesting a restraining order. She has now dropped her case.