E! NewsA spokesperson for Australia’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment reports that they are. “investigating allegations of perjury by Ms. Heard during court proceedings for the 2015 illegal importation of (her) two dogs into Australia.”
This investigation is related to an incident that she tried to bring with her, Johnny Depp, her Yorkshire terriers Pistol, and Boo into the country illegally in 2015. The spokesperson said, “the department is seeking to obtain witness statements and once obtained, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions will consider whether the evidence is sufficient to warrant pursuance of the matter.”
Part of Johnny Depp’s lawsuit against a British tabloid alleging that the actor lied to them after she was charged for illegal importation. The maximum sentence she faces is a 10-year sentence. Heard pleaded guilty in a lesser case of falsifying documents in order to allow the dogs to enter the country. Her lawyer stated that she was jetlagged, and worried about a hand injury that Depp might have caused. So she let her assistants do the work. A judge was told by the lawyer that Depp had made an “amazing” gesture. “tired, terrible mistake.”A $1,000 good conduct bond was issued to her.
Heard’s lawyer criticised the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment for its new investigation, saying, “The Court of Depp’s choice – the London High Court of Justice – found that Depp committed at least 12 acts of domestic violence against Amber Heard, causing her at times to fear for her life,”The lawyer stated in a statement to E! News Saturday, October 30. “It is truly inconceivable, and we are confident it is not true, that either the Australian Government, or the FBI, would embrace a policy of further pursuing and victimizing a person who has already been adjudicated to be the victim of domestic violence. This is especially true where the exact same claims being reported in the press now were made, unsuccessfully, in the UK High Court.”
Kevin Murphy, Depp’s former estate manager, testified that she didn’t know about the country’s import regulations. “She wanted me to say essentially that it was my fault in one way or another that the paperwork wasn’t completed, so that I could take the blame for her,”Murphy stated