Johnny Depp’s Wife Pleads Guilty to Dog Smuggling
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Amber Heard, who is married to Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp, has pleaded guilty to simply providing false immigration documents and not intentionally smuggling the couple’s dogs into Australia.
According to Heard’s lawyer, she did not intentionally lie and try to smuggling in the dogs. Rather, she was simply tired and assumed that her assistants had taken care of the paperwork.
Thankfully, two other more serious charges that Heard was facing were dropped by the prosecutors. The charges alleged illegal importation of the couple’s two Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo.
Luckily, those charges were dropped, because they could have sent her to prison if she was found guilty. If Heard is found guilty for providing false documents for the dogs, she could potentially be sentenced to one year in prison and have to pay over $7,500 worth of fines.
The issue arose last year in May, when Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce was very firm on his stance that the country can’t make exceptions for anyone bringing animals into the country, not even when they are the tiny pets of a Hollywood celebrity.
Depp and Heard were coming to Australia so that Depp could start filming the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie.