Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard entered a guilty plea for falsifying immigration documents for bringing their dogs to Australia. As part of the punishment, the couple made an apology video that convinced prosecutors to drop the charges.
Depp and Heard appeared before a court in Sydney, Monday morning and according to TMZ, the couple together with their lawyers entered a guilty plea to falsifying border protection documents. They were also told to send a video apologizing for the incident, as Heard was able to avoid a possible 10-year jail sentence.
The video was released by the Australian government according to NY Daily. In the video, the straight-faced couple stated that it is important to respect the laws of other countries, especially Australia and Heard asked for an apology for not declaring their two dogs named Pistol and Boo.
“Australia is a wonderful island with a treasure trove of unique plants, animals and people. I’m truly sorry Pistol and Boo were not declared. Protecting Australia is important,” Heard said in the video.
“It has to be protected. When you disrespect Australian law, they will tell you firmly, Depp added.
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The whole incident took place last July when Heard was charged with two counts of illegally importing her two Yorkshire terriers Pistol and Boo into Australia on a private jet, along with one count of producing a false document to immigration officials. Heard was supposed to visit Depp in Australia. Depp was filming the latest of the “Pirates of the Caribbean.”
Depp accompanied his wife to court in Southport where she entered a plea and in the video Depp added that Australians are “just as unique” as their wildlife. Despite avoiding the jail term, Heard was ordered to pay $1,000 for the fines of her action.
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