Watch: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard apologize over smuggled dogs

Watch: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard apologize over smuggled dogs

After pleading guilty on Monday, Amber Heard finally avoided a possible 10-year imprisonment and a fine of nearly $100,000. This prompted the video apology which also features her husband Johnny Depp.

Heard faced the court after providing false immigration documents last year when she accompanied Depp in Australia for the filming of Disney's Pirate of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. Said documents failed to declare the couple's pet Yorkshire terriers named Boo and Pistol.

Dubbed as Australia's "War on Terrier" and even being used as hashtag on social media, it ended with Heard being given a month of $1,000 good behavior bond, which prompts the actress not to commit any other offenses in the country up to May 18 or face consequences.

In the video released on Monday, Heard and Depp took turns in reading the prepared statement which was submitted to the Queensland Court. After expressing her apology, Heard continued and said, "Australia is a wonderful island, with a treasure trove of unique plants, animals and people."

Depp, who is known for sporting his smile and relaxed persona during interviews, appeared grim while he adds that, "It has to be protected."

"Australia is free of many pests and diseases that are commonplace around the world. That is why Australia has to have such strong biosecurity laws," the actress continued.

The video ends with Depp closing it with "Declare everything when you enter Australia. Thanks"

According to Heard's lawyer, the Magic Mike XXL actress didn't intentionally lie on her incoming passenger card by not declaring her pets but assumed that her assistants already took care of all the paper works. He added that his client was jetlagged and made a tired and terrible mistake. However, prosecutor Peter Callaghan that those are not acceptable excuse and even argued that "The law applies to everyone."

 

 

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