Amber Heard has agreed to pay Johnny Depp $1 million to settle his defamation claim against her, a source familiar with the agreement told Fox News Digital.
Heard, 36, has agreed to cough up the seven-figure sum to put an end to their acrimonious courtroom wrangling.
“After a great deal of deliberation, I have made a very difficult decision to settle the defamation case brought against me by my ex-husband in Virginia,” she wrote on Instagram Monday.
“It’s important for me to say that I never chose this. I defended my truth and in doing so my life as I knew it was destroyed,” the statement says. “The vilification I have faced on social media is an amplified version of the ways in which women are re-victimized when they come forward. Now I finally have an opportunity to emancipate myself from something I attempted to leave over six years ago and on terms I can agree to.”
Heard added that the deal imposes no restrictions on her ability to talk about the case or the disintegration of her marriage.
I have made no admission, this is not an act of concession,” she wrote. “There are no restrictions or gags with respect to my voice moving forward.”
The nationally televised courtroom spectacle in Virginia ended in June with a jury awarding Depp a $15 million judgment against Heard for defaming him over an op-ed she wrote calling herself a domestic abuse victim.
Judge Penney Azcarate reduced the sum to $10.35 million. The jury handed Heard $2 million in her countersuit, but the verdict was largely seen as a sweeping victory for Depp.
The “Aquaman” actress and Depp both appealed the verdict before reaching their latest agreement.
A spokesperson for Depp didn’t immediately return a request for comment.