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Amber Heard & Johnny Depp Apologize to Australia in New Video

Amber Heard & Johnny Depp Apologize to Australia in New Video

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp speak to the camera in a new apology video released to the people of Australia.

The 29-year-old actress plead guilty in court on Monday (April 18) for bringing the couple’s two dogs into Australia last year with a false immigration document and without going through the required 10 day quarantine period.

The charges were dropped by prosecutors, but Amber could have been sent to prison for up to 10 years for the crime.

Amber and Johnny filmed the apology video and it was played during the hearing on Monday.

“Australia is a wonderful island with a treasure trove of unique plants, animals and people,” Amber says in the clip. “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.”

“Australians are just as unique, both warm and direct. When you disrespect Australian law, they will tell you firmly,” Johnny adds. “Declare everything when you enter Australia.”

“I am truly sorry that Pistol and Boo were not declared. Protecting Australia is important,” Amber continues.


Johnny Depp and Amber Heard: Australian biosecurity

See photos of the couple arriving at court on Monday (April 18) in Australia in the gallery.

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  • Esmeralda

    Is this a joke? 😂 These two look like they’re on set filming a terrible movie. It screams a parody of something

  • Lee Zellwe

    I hate when people can get away with breaking the law just because they are celebrities

  • laura

    It’s ridiculous though that in a civilized country in 2016 you risk up to 10 years of jail for not declaring your two domestic dogs when entering. It’s absolutely disproportionate.

  • Casey C

    not necessarily – introducing an animal to a closed ecosystem like Australia is can be HUGELY damaging. native species can die out entirely, which might be the entire population of the species if it’s only found there, so introducing an animal that may have diseases or even get loose and breed (not dogs because they’re obviously there already but other animals can and have gotten loose from owners and bred causing quite a lot of damage to crops or native species) can cause species to go extinct and has in the past. Farmers can have entire crops ruined by animals that aren’t native and have escaped, bred, multiplied etc. It can cause an incredible amount of damage to native species and to the economic status of various people. I had to obey the laws when I took my cat to America and then again when I returned to the UK and my cat had to in quarantine for six months at that time not 10 days. they broke the law, they should be punished.

  • Casey C

    they don’t look sorry at all, total BS that they were told to do by their lawyers and PR. If I’d broken the law when I brought my cat back from the States, a country wiht rabies, to the UK which was free of it and bypassed the six month quarantine my cat could have been put down, I’d have been fined and possibly jail. I wouldn’t get away with it because I filed a pathetic little ‘sorry’ video

  • kittenparanoia

    have you never ever seen The Simpsons?

  • ann Smith

    Australia’s an..ISLAND? Ignorant. but I knew that. And what’s wx the British accent. Phonies who should have been properly and soundly punished and were not. So they’ll continue to feel entitled and above the law.

  • Rose Ryan

    Of course they’re not sorry. This is one of the things she said in June 2015: “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. I
    guess everyone tries to go for their 15 minutes, including some
    government officials.”

    I guess she had her 15 minutes extended by marrying Depp. How special.

  • VanityInsecurity

    the apology should have been as soon as they were caught,, instead she talked about how ridiculous Australia was & petty in talks shows.. I just can’t with her fakeness.

  • VanityInsecurity

    the apology should have been as soon as they were caught,, instead she talked about how ridiculous Australia was & petty in talks shows.. I just can’t with her fakeness.

  • FerCat

    Would be a fair point if they didn’t waste so much time with these 2 idiots.

  • FerCat

    Would be a fair point if they didn’t waste so much time with these 2 idiots.

  • deese

    It sounds like they are making fun of the decision.

  • Just Saying

    Amber Heard is such a shitty actress she literally can’t act sorry to save her ass… They should have gone to jail.

  • Anna

    Her and Johnny both. Johnny made fun of it either on Kimmel or Fallon, I can’t remember. He mocked Australian officials. Like, come’on. Get your dogs up to date with their vaccinations and follow the rules of another country when visiting it. Rabies is a huge issue, and a lot of countries are fighting tooth and nail to contain it.

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  • Oggy Bleacher

    Starting off a public apology speech with a blatant and belittling geographical mistake is baffling. An Island? What? Does Australia look anything like Bermuda? There are only 7 continents and Heard thinks one of them is an island? Ponderous. Really ponderous. Both should walk the plank.

  • Willy Billy

    The only idiot here is you.

  • FerCat

    You have issues kid.

  • guest

    this video is part of the deal with the court, it’s not an apologize for free and it doesn’t feel like they want to apologize for nothing…they didn’t risked anything, in the court there were the presented the test of the dogs as proof and the dog are healthier than the australian minister

  • guest

    the dogs have their vaccinations don’t be silly. They didn’t do the quarantine, that’s the step they avoided

  • guest

    Tell that to the department of agriculture of Australia. They scripted this video as a part of the deal with Amber’s attorneys

  • Anna

    Sorry but that’s not correct. Johnny himself said in the interview that the dogs were missing shots and their proper papers. The only reason the Australian officials found out was because they took the dogs to the groomers. I own curly haired dogs that require constant grooming, and anyone who’s anyone knows that groomers only take in the dog if they’re up to date on their rabies vaccination. They absolutely refuse service if there’s no proof of up to date shots. The Australian officials said that the dogs were hidden in bags and they just walked out without telling anyone. If they had their rabies shot, they would have kept them in quarantine even after finding out, however, they were not up to date on rabies. So the officials threatened to put down the dogs if they did not remove the dogs out of the country.

  • laura

    Yeah, but none of those reasons should be enough to suppress someome’s freedom so much.

  • laura

    They were right to make a mocking video, as risking jail for something like that is unjust.

  • laura

    I guess they didn’t want to sound sorry, clearly.

  • guest

    That’s not true and i dare you to show me the link of Johnny “himself said in the interview that the dogs were missing shots and their proper papers”

    This is what it was presented into the court:

    Greg Stolz ‏@GregStolzJourno Apr 17
    Amber Heard’s barrister says dogs were vaccinated for rabies
    https://twitter.com/GregStolzJourno/status/721871621137432576

    Ed Jackson ‏@edjacko Apr 17
    Boo and pistol received rabies vaccinations in August 2014 by a Dr Hibbert. #deppdogs
    https://twitter.com/edjacko/status/721920738484051969

    And according to other tweets from the court, Amber presented the papers of the vet to the authorities as soon as the dogs were seen in the gold coast. That’s why her barrister said there was no reason for them to smuggle the dogs other than the mistake of the assistant that was fired after this

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