THE infamous ‘Depp’s dogs’ saga is due to be heard in Southport Court today.
The wife of Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp’s wife is facing a possible 10-year prison sentence and a hefty fine for illegally smuggling their two Yorkshire Terriors, Pistol and Boo, into Australia during filming of the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie in May.
Amber Heard has been summoned to appear at Southport Magistrates Court this morning to face charges of illegal importation and producing a false document.
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While she’s unlikely to appear, her legal representatives are expected to argue her case.
Depp joked about the international scandal, and Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce’s threats to have the dogs put down, recently at the Venice Film Festival.
“I killed my dogs and ate them under direct orders from some kinda, I dunno, sweaty, big-gutted man from Australia,” he said on Friday in an apparent reference to Mr Joyce.
The hearing is due to begin at 11am on Monday.