After the conclusion of the trial against Johnny Depp and the consequent victory of the latter over him, the judicial troubles of Amber Heard they are not finished yet. As reported by Entertainment Tonight, in fact, the actress is still being investigated for another case of perjury in Australia. Here’s what’s going on.
In a statement released to ET this Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment said: “The Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment is investigating allegations of perjury by Ms Heard during the court proceedings for the illegal importation of (her) two dogs to Australia in 2015.“. The spokesman confirmed that the investigation is still “in progress“.
Heard and Depp were still married in May 2015 when she brought their two dogs, Pistol and Boo, into the country without declaring them, despite the country having a strict quarantine policy for these kinds of imports. The Yorkshire Terriers failed to clear customs and failed to comply with the 10-day quarantine required by Australia. In July 2015, the actress was officially charged with two counts of illegally importing the animalsbut after pleading guilty to forging travel documents in court, the case was closed.
Although the case was closed, a spokesperson for the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment told E! News in October 2021 that “the department is trying to get the statements from witnesses and, once obtained, the Commonwealth Director of Procuratorate it will consider whether the evidence is sufficient to justify the continuation of the matter“.
Depp, meanwhile, will return to court in July for a lawsuit linked to the 2018 assault charge filed by former colleague Gregory Brooks, who served as location manager on the actor’s film, City of Lies. The lawsuit is now set for trial and Depp will again be represented by attorney Camille Vasquez.