Despite her court battle with ex-husband Johnny Depp, Amber Heard is still being investigated for potential perjury in Australia. The actress is still being investigated by the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment (DAWE) for illegally bringing Johnny Depp’s two dogs into the country in 2015.
Amber Heard accused of sworn lying at trial
Furthermore, Amber Heard is accused of lying under oath throughout the trial. She was found guilty in an Australian court in 2015 of making false statements about Johnny Depp’s Yorkshire terriers during the immigration process. While married to Johnny Depp, Amber Heard fought in court with Australian authorities in May 2015 for bringing the couple’s beloved dog into the country without revealing it. As she escaped conviction at the end of the trial. Amber Heard has apologized on camera for not declaring her terriers Pistol and Boo when she entered Australia, which is known for its strict quarantine restrictions. When pets are first brought into the country, they must be quarantined for ten days.
In 2016, Amber Heard knowingly brought her dogs into Australia illegally. This caught media attention when she was married to Johnny Depp (although everyone but Amber claimed they didn’t know about the situation as she was already filming in Australia). Later she joked about it. pic.twitter.com/JJ6TAtBQ6R
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What is the perjury charge against Amber Heard?
Perjury is defined by the legal definitions of most countries as lying while under oath in court. This could mean omission of information or making a false claim. Perjury, which is a violation of oath, may result in additional charges being brought against the defendant. According to Merriam-Webster, perjury is defined as “false swearing.”
Why is the Amber Heard case still being investigated in Australia?
Pets from other countries must be confined to Australia for 10 days. Amber Heard did not declare a pet when she entered the nation in 2015. Johnny Depp was supposedly shooting the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Amber Heard later argued in court that Johnny Depp’s assistant at the time, Kate James, needed to get authorization for the actor’s dogs to enter the country legally. Later, however, James was fired for failing to corroborate Amber Heard’s statements in court. Another assistant at the time, Kevin Murphy, supported Amber Heard’s claims.