Amber Heard Still Being Investigated Over Ongoing Perjury Case In Australia

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Amber Heard is still facing legal issues. The 36-year-old actress is still under investigation in an ongoing perjury case in Australia, ET has learned. This comes weeks after she lost to her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, in a defamation trial.

A representative for the Australian Government of Agriculture, Water and the Environment stated in a statement to ET on Tuesday that the department is looking into claims that Ms. Heard lied in court about bringing two dogs into Australia illegally in 2015, according to the statement.

According to the spokeswoman, the case is “ongoing.”

In spite of the nation’s tight quarantine regulations, Heard brought their two canines, Pistol and Boo, into the country in May 2015 while still married to Depp. The Yorkshire Terriers did not follow Australia’s mandated 10-day quarantine period or through customs. The actress was formally prosecuted in July 2015 with two charges of importing the animals unlawfully; however, the case was eventually dismissed after the actress admitted in court that she had fabricated travel documents.

In a September 2015 appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Depp discussed the incident. Depp said at the time, “We thought we had all the documentation for the dogs in order. We were there in full view of everyone with the dogs.

Heard and Depp made a video apology in April 2016 in which she expressed her “truly regret” for breaking the regulations by failing to declare the canines.

Even though the case was settled, an Australian Government of Agriculture, Water and the Environment spokesperson informed E! News in October 2021 that “the department is working to gather witness testimonies and once received, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions will examine if the evidence is sufficient to warrant pursuit of the matter.”

Following Depp’s victory against her in his defamation action, this matter is still pending. After she wrote an opinion piece about experiencing domestic violence for the Washington Post in December 2018, the actor first launched his $50 million lawsuits against her in March 2019. Even though Depp wasn’t specifically mentioned, the story appeared in the midst of their bitter divorce in 2016, which had garnered media attention for the preceding two years.

Depp will return to court in July in connection with a 2018 assault-related complaint brought up by Gregory Brooks, a former coworker who served as the site manager for the actor’s crime drama City of Lies. Depp will once again be represented by attorney Camille Vasquez when the case goes to trial.

According to court documents, Brooks claims that Depp punched him twice in the rib cage in addition to verbally abusing him. Brooks claims that he had both bodily pain and psychological harm.

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