Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard apologized to Australia in a very bizarre video that was posted online. A couple of Depp’s one liners seemed a bit humdrum, but they also appeared riddled with dry humor. As part of a guilty plea for Amber Heard’s dog case in the land down under this joint apology statement was made and posted online.
The Sun Sentinel on April 18, calls the statement “awkward” and that is a nice way of putting it! Heard appeared in an Australian court on Monday to face charges for not declaring their dogs upon arrival into the country via a private jet while Depp was filming there. Australia’s biosecurity laws are strict and coming into the country with pets entails a quarantine of the pets and all types of documents.
Both Depp and Heard seem almost sarcastic in their recital of their statement on the video above and you can’t help but laugh at Depp’s one liners. “Declare everything when you enter Australia. Thanks,” Depp says in a monotone crawl of words. Heard declares “I am truly sorry that Pistol and Boo were not declared.” Then void of any animation she says “Protecting Australia is important.” You have to see the video above to catch their very different way of expressing an apology statement.
The social media sites had a field day with this video, with many claiming it looked more like a hostage video than one that is meant as a heart-felt apology. The two didn’t attempt to use any of their acting skills in this video and folks across social media were quick to make mention of this!
Heard plead guilty for not declaring the dogs and she fesses up in the video above. The video has many guessing if Depp and Heard were forced to record this as part of Heard’s court deal. It was only Heard who was charged because she brought the dogs into the country while Depp was already there filming. She evaded a possible prison sentence for bringing the dogs into the country and bypassing all the laws set for declaring domestic animals.
The New York Times reports that Heard pleaded guilty to providing false information on her incoming passenger card. She had her day in the Southport Magistrates Court in Queensland. Heard landed in a private jet on the Gold Coast on April 21, 2015, she had come to visit Depp, her husband who was already there filming the fifth movie in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series.
Prosecutors dropped the more serious charges against Heard which could have fetched hefty fines and up to two years in jail. Instead the judge put her on a type of probation, which is a one-month good behavior bond. If she breaks it, Heard risks a fine of 1,000 Australian dollars. If she shows good behavior for that month, the case disappears, and Heard will not have this case as a permanent criminal record. Not to mention that the couple created that public service message apologizing for their misguided ways!