Heard will avoid jail time for the canine infraction
Amber Heard won’t be going to prison in Australia for bringing her dogs, Boo and Pistol, into the country without declaring them.
Last summer, Heard was charged with illegally bringing the two Yorkshire terriers into the country, where husband Johnny Depp was filming the fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie, and thus faced a maximum of 10 years in prison and up to a $75,000 fine. On Monday, Heard pleaded guilty to the much lesser charge of providing false immigration document when she entered Australia, and was given a one-month good behavior bond, which holds a fine of a little over $750 should Amber break any more laws Down Under in the next month, according to the AP.
In addition, Heard and Depp released an apology video message about biosecurity, which was posted by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. “Australia is a wonderful island with a treasure trove of unique plants, animals and people,” Heard, dressed in all black, says in the video.
“It has to be protected,” an equally earnest Depp adds. “When you disrespect Australian law, they will tell you firmly.”
“I’m truly sorry Pistol and Boo were not declared,” Heard finishes. “Protecting Australia is important.”