the unfortunate trip Heard, 36, and Depp, 59, took to Australia in 2015 highlighted in the testimonies of both actors in the Virginia trial, which ended earlier this monthand is reportedly the subject of a separate ongoing perjury investigation into the aquaman star, according to entertainment tonight.
You may remember that Heard and Depp became infamous Down Under after the former couple illegally smuggled his Yorkshire Terriers Pistol and Boo into Australia during that trip, but it’s okay if you’ve forgotten, because the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment certainly hasn’t.
“The Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment (department) is investigating allegations of perjury by Ms Heard during court proceedings over the illegal importation of (her) two dogs into Australia in 2015,” a spokesperson for the Department said. department to publication in a statement. statement.
According to the publication, the spokesperson confirmed in the statement that the case is still “ongoing.”
A spokesperson for the department reiterated their earlier statement to 9Honey Celebrity and clarified that they cannot comment further as the investigation is ongoing.
Heard and Depp, who were married at the time, traveled to Australia in May 2015, and Heard brought Pistol and Boo with her, but she did not declare them, which violated Australian customs and required a quarantine policy. 10 days.
Two months later, Heard was officially charged with two counts of illegally importing her animals, and the case was closed after she later pleaded guilty in a Queensland court to falsifying quarantine documents and paying a $1,000 fine.
In September 2015, Depp said in Jimmy Kimmel Live! that the couple “was under the impression that we had all the paperwork done for the dogs.”
“We were there with the dogs in front of everyone,” he said.
The former couple released a video apology for the incident in April 2016, in which Heard said she was “really sorry” for breaking the rules by not declaring the dogs.
A month later, however, Depp appeared in Jimmy Kimmel Live! againthis time saying that Barnaby Joyce, who was the Minister of Agriculture at the time of the incident and led the public condemnation of the Hollywood couple and also told them that the dogs had to “go back to the United States”. would be slaughtered if not – “looks somehow inbred with a tomato”.
Although the case is closed, it emerged last year that an investigation was still ongoing, six years later.
A department spokesman said Y! news in October 2021 in a statement that “the department is seeking witness statements.”
“Once obtained,” the statement continued, “the Director of the Commonwealth Public Prosecution Service will consider whether the evidence is sufficient to warrant the prosecution of the matter.”
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