- https://www.law.com/americanlawyer/almI ... -Boutique/
He seems to have been lying for her since 2016:
From the Greenberg Glusker website :On Monday, the actress' lawyer Pierce O'Donnell released a statement to explain why the payment has not been made, revealing the divorce papers are yet to be signed.
- https://www.hellomagazine.com/celebriti ... e-money/1/
(non-random selection of legal areas covered, lots more detail on the page. Comments and annotations are mine)
Bankruptcy, Reorganization and Capital Recovery
Cannabis Industry Group
Climate Change & Sustainability
Digital Media & Technology
Employment (including Employment Litigation and (what is) Preventative Counseling?)
International (a snippet from the linked page:
LitigationOur International Law Group handles complex inbound and outbound transactions for business entities, entertainment companies and high net worth individuals.
We counsel U.S. companies conducting business overseas, or producing movies in foreign locations. We also represent foreign companies investing in U.S. media, real estate or business assets. In these areas, our firm attorneys advise on all business and tax structuring. In the case of film production, our attorneys are able to counsel on all work relating to foreign government subsidies and tax credits. Greenberg Glusker's international counsel extends to litigation as we have worked on many cross-border lawsuits and arbitrations.
Private Client Services (this included charities & non-profits, high net worth families, trusts (planning, administration, controversy and litigation))
Real Estate (covering a wide range of services - probate, estates, buy, sell, lease, litigation, big, small, projects)
I don't know how much work she feeds through them these days, but O'Donnell was active at the time such a pledge is claimed to have been set up in 2016. He is currently listed as a partner in the law firm.
But as for the pledge, this is not the one that was made at the time - at least publicly and confirmed multiple times through press statements. She pledged $3.5m from her divorce settlement to the ACLU. But she has already spent that. She can't donate the proceeds of the divorce because they no longer exist. Further, according to this new pledge document, the money already donated ($450K) from the divorce has been stripped from the original pledge and transferred to this one. It should also be noted that her initial payment to the ACLU of $350K came prior to the divorce and her pledge so, imo, she hasn't even donated that - just the $100K Johnny donated in her name.
According to this new document, clearly drafted recently, she has now pledged $3.5m anew, to be sourced from anywhere but done in her name, by 2026. This is on top of the pledge she made in 2016 to donate (another) $3.5m to the ACLU from her divorce settlement. That's $7m in total, but she has already defaulted on the pledge made under the Deal Point Memorandum, having stripped it of past donations she has retrospectively donated nothing from the divorce. And while the original donation would not have had any effect on JD and AH's tax position (from previous discussion), this may not be the case with any future funds credited to this new pledge (note the tax deductible box has been checked). I'm not an accountant, so like so much of what I post, I am probably talking through my .