Johnny Depp Dog Drama Continues: Amber Heard's Australian Court Case Adjourned Until November
The dog days aren’t over – yet. Johnny Depp‘s wife Amber Heard‘s Australian court hearing over charges that she illegally brought the couple’s two dogs into the country has been adjourned until November, the Associated Press reports.
The actress was summoned to the Southport Magistrates Court in Queensland on Monday to answer for the charges that she illegally imported the dogs – terriers Boo and Pistol – and produced a false document in May.
Heard did not appear on Monday, and the case was adjourned until Nov. 2, according to the BBC.
The star, 29, faces a possible 10-year jail term or large fine come November. Depp, however, has not been charged in the case. Australia’s strict quarantine laws have been set to prevent diseases from entering the island nation, according to the BBC.
The legal debacle began back in April, when it was discovered that the couple allegedly failed to declare the animals to customs authorities when they arrived for Depp to film the new Pirates of the Caribbean film. The dogs’ presence was discovered by Australian authorities after a dog groomer posted photos of the pups on Facebook.
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Depp addressed the situation during a press conference at the Venice Film Festival on Friday, where he and Heard were on hand for the premiere of their respective films: Black Mass and The Danish Girl.
“I killed my dogs and ate them under direct orders from some kind of, I don’t know, sweaty, big-gutted man from Australia,” Depp joked to reporters.