Amber Heard was charged this week and must appear in Australian court on September 7th on charges that she and Johnny Depp “smuggled” their two yorkies, Pistol and Boo, into the country.
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp avoided the ten-day quarantine and other stringent laws involving bringing animals into Australia by flying them in on a private plane.
However, the piper must be paid and Amber Heard must answer for their actions. The penalty for smuggling animals is a maximum of 10 years behind bars, and a fine of $75,000.
According to Australia’s agriculture minister, Barnaby Joyce, even movie stars have to obey the laws.
He said, “There is a process, you get the permits, they go into quarantine, then you can have them. If we start letting movie stars, even though they’ve been the sexiest man alive twice, to come into our nation, why don’t we just break the laws for everybody?”
He added, “It’s time that Pistol and Boo buggered off back to the United States.”
Amber Heard was unimpressed with the fact that she, also, must obey laws like the rest of us peasants.
Amber Heard said in an interview last month with an Australian news channel, “I have a feeling we’re going to avoid the land Down Under from now on, just as much as we can, thanks to certain politicians there,” the actress said. “I don’t know, I guess everyone tries to go for their 15 minutes, including some government officials.”
Co-hosts of the news show were a bit put off by Amber Heard’s comments.
“That’s a bit disappointing,” Samantha Armytage said after the interview. “She should be more respectful of our quarantine laws.”
Co-host David Koch concurred, saying, “Hollywood types. They think they’re a bit above the law.”
What do you think of Amber Heard’s flippant attitude toward breaking Australia’s animal smuggling laws?