Australian trial over Johnny Depp’s dogs pending

7 Dec 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Amber Heard breaks silence on dogs.

The actor Amber Heard has said she is “looking forward” to fighting charges of illegally bringing two Yorkshire terriers into Australia, with a five-day trial to be heard on the Gold Coast next year. She could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted. “My decision to defend these charges, as will become apparent in the appropriate forum of the court, is not intended to in any way diminish the importance of Australia’s laws,” she said in a statement. “I look forward to attending the hearing of these matters … Whilst I am unable to comment on the specific matters before the court I would like to say that I respect the importance of Australia’s laws.” Heard was accused of smuggling the dogs – Pistol and Boo – into Australia during a visit earlier this year with Depp, 52, into the state of Queensland, where he was filming the latest Pirates of the Caribbean film. Heard’s lawyers indicated that her husband, Johnny Depp, might also appear during the case but said he did not “wish his presence to be disruptive of this court”. The prosecution and the defence teams involved in the case got into a heated argument this morning over when the hearing on the couple’s infamous dog smuggling scandal should be dealt with.

Heard’s defence barrister Paula Morreau said the actor wanted the matter dealt with as early as possible next year because March “won’t be suitable for the parties”. Reading correspondence that has now been sealed, Magistrate White said the disruption to the court by someone’s presence, believed to be Depp, was “a bit of an understatement”. The prosecutor, Laura Hamilton, said the crown had “some difficulty with the timeframe” requested by Heard as it had managed to contact only eight of 12 witnesses it intended to call, three of whom would be unavailable until mid-February.

Depp appeared to respond to Joyce in a black joke he told at this year’s Venice film festival: “I killed my dogs and ate them, under direct orders of some kind of, I don’t know, sweaty, big-gutted man from Australia.”

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