Nearly two months after Johnny Depp won his bombshell defamation case against Amber Heard, the actress has quietly sold off her California desert oasis,
The three-bedroom, three-bathroom Yucca Valley estate, which sits on 2.43ha of land in California, sold off-market, The Post reports.
Property records show, on July 18, the home traded hands for $1.05m (A$1.5m).
The home was bought by a New Jersey-based Rickard and Carol-Jeanette Jorgensen, who also own property in Nevada and are founders of Jorgensen & Company.
It is unclear how the Jorgensens discovered the off-market home, or if there’s a direct connection to Heard.
Spanning over 228 sqm, a previous listing described the estate as “the chance to own a once in a lifetime property.”
The compound boasts stunning views of mountains, rocks and the desert, and comes with 33m-long engineered bridge, which leads to a mountainside gazebo.
Features include solid iron front doors, a kitchen with a double stove and wiring for the whole-home surround stereo system.
The main bedroom has dual walk-in wardrobes and grand stone dual sinks, plus a huge soaking tub.
The massive garage also could hold a number of vehicles, spanning more than 110 sqm.
The 36-year old purchased the home for $570,000 in 2019, so she will be walking away with a hefty profit.
But considering the $8.3m she has been ordered to pay to Depp after being found guilty of defamation by the jury, every dollar helps.
Overall, the “Aquaman” actress was asked to cover $10m in compensatory damages, plus $350,000 in punitive damages.
After the counter-lawsuit she filed, in which Depp was ordered to pay $2m and Virginia’s cap on damages, Heard is left to pay $5m in total — money she says she does not have.
And she might now be kicking herself for that, as newly unsealed court documents show that Heard walked away from a divorce payout that could have run tens of millions of dollars.
Documents obtained by The Post show that Heard denied requests from lawyers to seek half of Depp’s $33m he made filming the fourth instalment of “Pirates of the Caribbean” — since it was made while they were married.
In an email submitted to the court, Heard wrote of her decision not to pursue $16.5 million that she was being “amazingly true to [her] word, that this is not about the money.”
The email exchange never made it to the trial, since a judge refused to let that evidence be admitted during the defamation trial.
The Post has reached out to Heard’s reps for comment.
This story first appeared in The Post and was republished with permission.
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