Barnaby Joyce lets fly on Amber Heard over the Pistol and Boo saga and demands she be probed for PERJURY after stunning allegations about the pet dogs’ trip to Australia were heard in court
- Amber Heard was allegedly warned not to bring dogs Pistol and Boo to Australia
- Johnny Depp’s former assistant, Kevin Murphy, said he was forced to lie
- Murphy said he told Heard several times she was not allowed to bring dogs
- He said Heard made him lie under oath when couple were charged over saga
Barnaby Joyce has demanded Amber Heard be probed for perjury after allegedly telling an assistant to lie about bringing her two dogs illegally into Australia.
Heard and then husband Johnny Depp made headlines in 2015 after breaching biosecurity laws to bring in their two Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo into the country from America.
The former Hollywood couple recorded a now infamous video in 2016 apologising for doing so.
Depp and Heard were given 72 hours to take the dogs back to the US with officials warning they would otherwise be euthanised.
Heard and then husband Johnny Depp (pictured after pleading guilty to falsifying quarantine document in 2016) made headlines in 2015 after breaching biosecurity laws to bring in their two Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo into the country from America
Former Nationals leader Mr Joyce said action should be taken after it was heard in a London court that Heard had been warned not to bring in her pets.
‘Is the defence for perjury that you have got to be able to act? ‘What is the point of having laws if they are not pursued?’ he told News Corp.
Evidence was heard in the High Court in London over Depp’s libel case against The Sun for publishing an article claiming he was a ‘wife beater’. He has strongly denied the allegations and the case is continuing.
Depp’s former assistant of eight years, Kevin Murphy, said Heard made him lie under oath when they were accused of bringing in the dogs illegally.
Mr Murphy claimed Heard told him: ‘I want your help on this. I wouldn’t want you to have a problem with your job’.
The assistant said he had told the actress several times over the phone, email and in person she was unable to bring the dogs.
Paperwork and the required ten day quarantine period had not been arranged for Pistol and Boo.
Barnaby Joyce (pictured) has demanded Amber Heard be probed for perjury after allegedly telling an assistant to lie about bringing her two dogs illegally into Australia
‘I also informed her that the criminal penalties for knowingly smuggling animals into Australia without following the correct procedures could be severe,’ Mr Murphy said.
He claimed Heard had previously ‘smuggled’ the dogs into the Bahamas but Australia was a lot stricter.
‘Ms Heard later told the court in Australia that I had told her it was fine to bring the dogs into Australia. That is false and I never told her this,’ Mr Murphy said.
The actress had taken the dogs to Australia when she went to visit Depp, who was filming Pirates of the Caribbean at the time in May, 2015.
Depp and Heard were given 72 hours to take their dogs, Pistol and Boo (pictured) back to the US with officials warning they would otherwise be euthanised
In April 2016 in an Australian court, Ms Heard received a $1,000 fine and a one-month good behaviour bond after pleading guilty to one count of falsifying border protection documents when entering the country with the dogs.
Australian prosecutors dropped more serious charges of illegal animal importation which could have resulted in the actress being imprisoned for ten years.
My Joyce unleashed on the former couple last week, calling them ‘dodgy’.
‘Gee, didn’t I get it wrong about Johnny – not,’ he told news.com.au.
The former deputy prime minister said he was not at all surprised by the new allegations and called Depp and Heard a pair of ‘smart arses’.
‘Just treating the whole thing as a joke. They had no regard for the law as they had no regard for biosecurity laws,’ Mr Joyce said.
A former assistant of Johnny Depp claimed Amber Heard (pictured arriving at court in London) told him to lie under oath about the dog saga