Amber Heard is now facing another legal issue around the world

When it rains, it pours heavily…especially when it comes to Amber Heard’s legal woes. Well before her defamation trial of ex-husband Johnny Depp, Heard and Depp were still a married couple who were in trouble with the Australian government. In 2015, Heard flew to Depp Down Under with the pair’s Yorkshire Terriers, Boo and Pistol, where he was filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Unfortunately, she did so without filing the import permit for the dogs and risked up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $75,000 per marca. Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce added to the drama when he stated, per Page Six, that Boo and Pistol must return to the States without delay before they have to be euthanized. While Heard pleaded guilty to illegal importation charges in 2016, at the time she was only issued a one-month “good behavior bond” by a Queensland judge, per BBC News.

The rest of the story – you may already know. Part of Heard’s “good behavior” agreement included appearing in an apology video alongside Depp to promote Australia’s biosecurity laws. The video… well, let’s just say the actors didn’t look too thrilled as they touted Australia’s ‘treasure chest’ of wildlife and called Australians ‘warm and direct’ people. (Ricky Gervais tweeted that it resembled a “hostage video.”) Despite all of her recent legal battles, Heard still has this unresolved one on the pile. It turns out the actor is still facing some pretty serious allegations regarding this old case.

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Amber Heard faces charges of perjury unrelated to Johnny Depp

Amber Heard may owe Johnny Depp a few million dollars, but she faces another major legal problem overseas. On June 28, a representative from Australia’s Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment told Entertainment Tonight that it was “investigating allegations of perjury made by Ms Heard during the court proceedings over the illegal importation of two dogs into Australia in 2015.” The perjury investigation first surfaced in October 2021, as reported by E! News, with the spokesperson now confirming the case is indeed “pending.”

During Johnny Depp’s 2020 defamation trial against News Group Newspapers, a shocking allegation was made on the witness stand by Depp’s former estate administrator, Kevin Murphy, according to the Associated Press. According to Murphy, Heard had asked him to lie under oath for her and testify that she was unaware of Australia’s pet quarantine laws when she brought her dogs into the country. As Murphy said, “She wanted me to essentially say that one way or another it was my fault that the paperwork wasn’t completed so I could take the blame for her.”

At the time, an attorney for Heard was also trying to blame her client’s pet mishap on jet lag, per E! News, claiming she just “made a tired, horrible mistake.”