IT AIN’T OVER YET: Amber Heard Facing PERJURY CLAIMS Over Alleged Dog-Smuggle

Although the case was closed when she pleaded guilty to falsifying travel documents  in 2015, Australian officials have said that Amber Heard remains under investigation for allegedly lying during court proceedings about the illegal importation of her two Yorkshire terriers.

ET reported that a spokesperson for the Australian Department of Agricutlure, Water and the Environment said the department “is investigating allegations of perjury by Ms. Heard,” presumably a continuation of an investigation confirmed by a spokesperson for the department to E! last October.

“The department is seeking to obtain witness statements and once obtained, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions will consider whether the evidence is sufficient to warrant pursuance of the matter,” the spokesperson said at the time.

Heard and Johnny Depp were still married when Heard brought the two dogs into Australia in May 2015. She didn’t bring the dogs through customs or quarantine them for 10 days, as required by Australia’s strict law. Heard was charged with two counts of illegal importation of the dogs but pleaded guilty to falsifying travel documents.

Depp said during an interview in September 2015 that his wife didn’t try to smuggle the dogs in.

“We were under the impression we had all the paperwork done for the dogs,” he said on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” “We were there with the dogs in front of everybody.”

The couple issued an “apology video” nearly a year later. Heard said in the video she was “truly sorry” for not following the rules.

Heard has also come under fire for her 2016 pledge to donate her divorce settlement with Depp — and revelations in court last month in which she revealed she had not made all the promised donations.

During the mutual defamation trial with her ex-husband, Heard admitted that she hadn’t made the full payments despite a video played by Depp’s attorneys in which she said she had, as CrimeOnline previously reported. Heard has since said that she “pledged” to donate $7 million and that such pledges are intended to be made over time.

A jury in the defamation suits — Depp sued Heard for $50 million and she countersued for $100 million — found that they defamed each other but that Heard’s defamations were the most egregious, awarding Depp $15 million and Heard $2 million. Depp’s award was reduced to $10.35 million by state law.

Depp is also headed back to court next month. Gregory Brooks, a location manager on Depp’s film “City of Lies,” alleges that Depp verbally attacked him and physically assaulted him, punching him in the ribs and causing physical pain as well as psychological distress, ET said.

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[Featured image: FILE Amber Heard and Johnny Depp arrive in the courtroom at the Fairfax County Circuit Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia, Friday, May 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, Pool)]