Amber Head Disses Australia Deputy Prime Minister, Names New Pooch After Politician Who Threatened To Deport Her Dogs Pistol & Boo
The feud continues.
Six years after Amber Heard had a run-in with Australia deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce over the Hollywood actress' dogs, she decided to take things to the next level by naming her newest pooch after the politician.
"Meet the newest member of the Heard family, Barnaby Joyce!" Johnny Depp's ex-wife captioned her Instagram post over Christmas weekend of her holding up the latest edition to her family. Heard also shared a video of herself standing over the pup, as she jokingly instructed the dog not to scratch the glass door, saying with an accent: "Barnaby Joyce Heard don't you scratch that glass one more time, I will hurt you."
Heard and Joyce butted heads years prior over the star's dogs Pistol and Boo, who she and her then-husband snuck into Australia undeclared on a private jet in 2015, per The Age. The deputy prime minister gave the former Hollywood couple a 50-hour deadline to either get the pups out of Australia or turn them over to customs authorities.
The troubled actress didn’t abide by Australia's 10-day pet quarantine policy, per Radar.
“It’s time that Pistol and Boo buggered off back to the United States," Joyce declared, per the outlet, in a statement reported around the world.
The Aquaman star was sentenced to a one-month good behavior bond after she reportedly pleaded in 2016 to inadvertently falsifying her passenger arrival card. Heard and Depp also recorded a bizarre apology video where they stressed the importance of protecting Australia’s biosecurity system.
Since then, Heard has reveled in Joyce's miseries over the years, especially after it was discovered he was a New Zealander, which resulted in him losing his seat in Parliament in 2017.
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And while the dog-smuggling scandal occurred several years ago, the issue was brought back to light in October, when it was discovered Australian officials launched an investigation into the statements Heard made during the initial probe, Radar reported. Authorities are now accusing Depp's ex of possible perjury.
At the time, Heard insisted the necessary paperwork for her dogs simply "slipped through the cracks," but maintained there was "no attempt to deceive." The blonde babe managed to avoid charges after making a formal public apology and blaming the incident on ignorance combined with a lack of sleep.
The scandal was brought back to light due to Depp's U.K. libel trial withThe Sun after it labeled him a "wife beater" following Heard's domestic abuse allegations in an op-ed for The Washington Post.
The Pirates of the Caribbean actor's former estate manager, Kevin Murphy, called Heard out for her initial explanation, insisting to the court that Depp's former spouse ordered him to lie under oath about the dog-smuggling incident.
Prior to the trip, Murphy claimed he told the actress, "several times the fact that trying to take the dogs into Australia without completing the mandatory process was illegal and could result in very harsh penalties including euthanizing the dogs," per Radar.
When the scandal made headlines, Heard apparently demanded that Murphy provide a "false statement" to the Australian court, claiming the 35-year-old was completely unaware of the legal process for bringing her dogs into the country.
The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment quietly reopened a criminal investigation into Heard's initial statement after Murphy made his claims last summer. According to Daily Mail, a witness already provided a statement and "a trove" of emails to implicate Heard.
While she may not be extradited to Australia, Heard could potentially risk arrest if she were to try and enter Australia again.