Amber Heard escapes perjury charges in 2015 dog smuggling case

August 27, 2023
Ryan Ledendecker

Amber Heard, an actress most famous recently for the made-for-TV court drama with her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, is back in the headlines. 

According to The Daily Wire, Heard received a bit of good news after an Australian court ruled that it wouldn't pursue perjury charges against her regarding a 2015 smuggling incident.

She was originally accused of lying about how her ex-husbands Yorkshire Terriers were smuggled into Australia, bypassing the country's strict quarantine rules.

The violation was first brought forth by a biosecurity watchdog group.

Action "will not be taken"

Heard's lucky break came last week after the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions issued a statement indicating that it will no longer pursue the serious perjury charges.

"Prosecution action will not be taken against … Heard over allegations related to her sentencing for the illegal import of two dogs," a statement from the department read.

The Daily Wire noted:

In 2015, Heard was accused of breaking Australia’s quarantine regulations when she did not declare that she was bringing her dogs to the country upon arrival. When the pups were discovered, the “Aquaman” star was charged with two counts of illegally importing the dogs into the country and one count of producing a false document...

Heard had previously pleaded guilty to producing a false statement regarding the status of the dogs.

She was given a "one-month good behavior bond" by a judge after her attorneys argued that she didn't purposely falsify the document, instead blaming her actions on "jet lag" and her presumption that her assistants had already filed the proper paperwork.

Social media reacts

Not surprisingly, given her unpopularity during her trial with Depp, Heard was torched across social media.

"Just crazy, if it was a rando commiting perjury they would prosecute. Why not with her? And also why not investigate the glassing incident that cut johnnys finger off? Glassing is a serious crime in Australia," one Twitter user wrote.

Another user wrote, "Maybe it doesn’t suit their agenda with her. AH has to remain the victim rather than the perpetrator."

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