July 12, 2022
By Sharan Kaur Phillora
Johnny Depp has donated the proceeds from an NFT sale to four charities, including the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, which has ties to Amber Heard.
Here’s what we know:
On Wednesday (6 July), Depp’s Never Fear Truth NFT (non-fungible token) platform announced that it had raised “nearly $800,000 (£666,530) in total donations,” which was split between four organizations.
The tweet went on to name the beneficiaries: “Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation (via CAF America), Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (via CAF America), The Footprint Coalition, [and] the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.”
Of these four, the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles has ties with Ms. Heard.
Launched this January, the “Never Fear Truth” collection features 3,850 NFTs depicting artwork Depp labels at the nexus of pop and street art, reusing pop culture images of prominent figures in our media ecosystem like Heath Ledger, Hunter S. Thompson, Tim Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Lily-Rose Depp, Al Pacino, and River Phoenix.
More than 600 of the NFTs in his collection are images of Depp.
About the author
Sharan Kaur Phillora’s thirst for knowledge has led her to study many different subjects, including NFTs and Blockchain technology – two emerging technologies that will change how we interact with each other in the future. When she isn’t exploring a new idea or concept, she enjoys reading literary masterpieces.