Amber Heard and Johnny Depp are still fighting with Australia over the fact that, months ago, they smuggled their two Yorkshire terriers into the country, briefly avoiding the mandatory 10-day quarantine because they’re famous. Yes, this situation is still happening.
On Sunday, Heard declared that she will plead not guilty to breaking biosecurity laws by smuggling in the two terriers on a private jet (which she did) and falsifying documents, according to NBC. But she still respects Australia... somehow?
“Whilst I am unable to comment on the specific matters before the Court I would like to say that I respect the importance of Australia’s laws,” Heard said in a statement released by her lawyer. “My decision to defend these charges, as will become apparent in the appropriate forum of the Court, is not intended in any way to diminish the importance of Australia’s laws.”
We can totally hear her using the word “whilst,” by the way.
Here’s your refresher: in May Depp brought the couple’s pups Boo and Pistol with him to Australia to film yet another Pirates of the Caribbean sequel. Because Aussies have all kinds of wildness in their “fragile” ecosystem they make sure to double and triple check all animals that come into their great country for rabies among other things. This includes the fabulous pets of fabulous people, which Depp and Heard just don’t seem to understand because they’re famous.
An Aussie politician threatened to put the terriers to sleep if Heard and Depp didn’t “bugger off” back to the U.S., which Heard countered during a Magic Mike press event, saying ‘I never liked that crappy country anyway.’ What’s beef?
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