While Johnny Depp’s two dogs have made it home safely, the actor isn’t off the hook just yet. A senate committee was told yesterday that the actor could face up to ten years in prison or a jail fine of nearly $300,000. Depp isn’t alone in his legal woes, which are a result of illegally smuggling his two dogs into Australia earlier this month. The pilot of the plane is also facing up to two years in prison. Officials are calling Depp’s situation “very serious”.
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Johnny Depp is in the middle of filming the 5th installment of the “Pirates Of The Caribbean” movie and there was a major problem, but it didn’t have to do with the film…
Pistol and Boo, Johnny Depp’s Yorkshire terriers, were brought into Australia illegally without the proper procedures and requirements, and Depp was busted when a pet groomer shared a photo on social media of the pups.
Barnaby Joyce, the Agriculture Minister, was not pleased when he found out. When pets travel to Australia, they need to have the proper certification and permits and go through a period of quarantine. Joyce gave Depp 72 hours to transport the dogs back to the United States, or they would be euthanized.
“If you start letting movie stars – even though they’ve been the sexiest man alive twice – to come into our nation with pets, then why don’t we just break laws for everybody?” Joyce said.
According to NPR, Johnny Depp has safely flown his dogs out of Australia, so the threat of euthanization is gone. The two dogs will keep living their lavish lifestyle, and I’m sure Johnny Depp will pay more attention to quarentine laws when he travels in the future. Even the sexiest man alive can’t break the rules!
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