Johnny Depp came close to losing his dogs back in May when he skirted Australia’s animal quarantine laws and brought his two Yorkshire terriers into the country without proper documentation. Australian officials responded by ordering his dogs out within hours, and threatened that they would euthanize the dogs if Depp didn’t obey. According to Depp’s wife, Amber Heard, that ordeal was enough to discourage him from returning to the country in the future.
“I have a feeling we’re going to avoid the land Down Under from now on, just as much as we can, thanks to certain politicians there,” Heard told an Australian news station while promoting Magic Mike XXL. “I don’t know, I guess everyone tries to go for their 15 minutes, including some government officials.”
Heard is likely referring to Australia’s agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce, who said, “It’s time that Pistol and Boo bugger off back to the United States.” Depp’s dogs left the country before the deadline, but the actor himself might still have to pay a price: People reports that Depp could face up to 10 years in prison (or a fine of up to $265,000) if the case goes to court. See the clip from Heard’s interview below.