The trial of her ex-husband Johnny Depp ended in a nasty defeat. Now Amber Heard is threatened with new adversity: Australian authorities are investigating her for perjury. It’s all about this.

$8.35 million. That’s the sum Amber Heard has to pay her ex-husband Johnny Depp after a seven-week court mud fight. It’s easy to understand if the 36-year-old doesn’t want to see the inside of a courtroom any longer.

Amber Heard in Australia

But that could happen to her again soon. As “Entertainment Today Canada” reports, the actress is under investigation. A spokesman for Australia’s Department of Agriculture, Water and Environmental Protection told the magazine that the agency was investigating Heard for perjury.

The case dates back to 2015, when Heard brought the couple’s two Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo, to Australia on a private jet. Her husband at the time, Johnny Depp, filmed the fifth part of the pirate saga “Pirates of the Caribbean” there. Heard is said to have violated the prescribed procedure, which is intended to prevent the introduction of diseases in the island state. Animals that have entered Australia from the USA actually have to be quarantined for ten days. The actress avoided that at the time.

The subsequent trial ended in Queensland in 2016 with Heard admitting to forging her dogs’ quarantine papers and having to pay a fine. Shortly before, Depp and Heard had publicly apologized for their crime.

But in 2021 it became known that the case would be reopened. Testimonies made in the 2020 trial between Johnny Depp and The Sun suggested Heard lied in court about the circumstances under which she brought the dogs to Australia. As “ET Canada” now reports, the investigation is still ongoing.

Perjury carries a prison sentence of up to 14 years in the country. In comparison, the $8.35 million she has to pay her ex-husband is a no brainer.

Source used: “Daily Mail”; “ET Canada”