Get Out of Jail Card

17 May

Senior lecturer in law at the University of Technology in Sydney, Talia Anthony, yesterday said Depp, 51, and Heard, 29, should have been immediately charged by Australian Federal Police or biosecurity officers when it was discovered the pets were not declared on the in-flight manifest.

“Under section 67 of the Quarantine Act it is very clear that he should have been charged straight away,” Dr Anthony told News Corp Australia.

“This seems to have been dealt with in a very different way. He (Depp) seems to have received special treatment.”

Dr Anthony said anyone who was involved in concealing the animals could also face fines and possible jail time.

“Anyone involved, including the aircraft operator, could also be held responsible as secondary offenders through aiding and abetting,” she said.

“They could be an accessory after the fact if they sought to hide the dogs. If found guilty it would hold the same maximum penalty.”

International law expert at the Australian National University Don Rothwell said the operator of the aircraft could actually face the most liability if they failed to declare the dogs on the in-flight manifest.

“Ultimately it is their responsibility,” Professor Rothwell said.

He said the government would no doubt become tougher on private jet inspections as a result of this incident.

“Johnny Depp will definitely be targeted when he enters the country again, however you could definitely expect that the government might rethink how they conduct inspections on all private jets into the future,” Professor Rothwell said.

News Corp Australia revealed yesterday that Depp and Heard face a fine of up to $340,000 if found guilty of deliberately evading Australia’s strict biosecurity rules and possible jail time.

The Department of Agriculture and The Department of Immigration and Customs are each conducting full investigations into how the breach occurred and Depp and Heard will be interviewed as part of the investigation.

Yesterday there was speculation the woman believed to have carried the dogs off the plane concealed in a handbag might have been part of the travelling party that returned with the dogs to the US.

Reports also suggested Heard’s parents may have joined the pets — described as “Amber’s babies” — on the $400,000 charter flight from Queensland.

The Australian Federal Police yesterday said they had no involvement in the case.

The delay meant that under half the current crew of 400 working on the big-budget feature, the largest ever to film in Australia, were temporarily stood down until filming resumed on Friday.


22 Responses to “Get Out of Jail Card”

  1. Liz May 17, 2015 at 11:42 am #

    Oh sure NOW you post this one! HA HA I referenced it in another comment because FINALLY a reporter gets it right…. “described as “Amber’s babies”

    Bout time her ass gets thrown in the fire. And if he gets charged, she BETTER get charged.

  2. designsondepp May 17, 2015 at 12:16 pm #

    Acknowledgement, immediate cooperation, humility and apology might have helped keep this low and down under. Seems Mr. Depp has become that arrogant American dumb puppy; must have happened when he left France to return living in the states. Good thing he has his island to retreat to, because along the way he has managed to piss off several countries. This isn’t going away, and will have an impact on POTC5. Already the blame game is starting just like the Lone Ranger: 70 million over budget. Every camp is tighting up and preparing for another failure should that happen. You can feel the distancing already.

  3. Minnie1 May 17, 2015 at 1:39 pm #

    Who is the assistant pictured carrying the bag?

    • Andrew May 17, 2015 at 1:41 pm #

      I don’t know, doesn’t look like a regular,

  4. Judy Latty May 17, 2015 at 2:50 pm #

    Where is his sister, Christi??? She seemed to keep him in line……did he leave her too???

    • sad for jd May 17, 2015 at 9:40 pm #

      Maybe it’s the other way around. …maybe Christi doesn’t want anything to do with turdy gate. I don’t blame her.

      • Andrew May 17, 2015 at 9:49 pm #

        I bet your right. She doesn’t fucking like Amber Turd.

  5. Adrienne May 18, 2015 at 4:05 am #

    Did I get this right, this entire dog story will cost them 740.000 $, nearly a million freakin dollars? Respect Amber, if you go on like this even JD will be bankrupt in some years. He doesn’t need a prenup, she will suck him dry in no time while they still are together, so there will be nothing left to share at the end.

  6. stellina May 18, 2015 at 9:10 am #

    POTC Canine Calamity Video

    I didn’t know where else to leave this. Andrew, is there an email to which we can send things that don’t seem to fit anywhere?

    • Andrew May 18, 2015 at 1:31 pm #

      It’s fine. Where ever seems the best fit.

  7. stellina May 18, 2015 at 9:18 am #

    POTC Canine Calamity Video 🙂

  8. Minnie1 May 18, 2015 at 10:11 am #

    A blind item which was revealed this week off the CDAN website — appropriate given the current turmoil.

    January 18, 2015

    This B list mostly movie actress has completely taken over the life of this A+ list mostly movie actor and never lets him out of the house by himself. She has brought in people loyal to her and is basically in control of all his finances and decision making.

    Amber Heard/Johnny Depp

    • Mango May 18, 2015 at 10:46 am #

      I maybe wrong, but I get the feeling she can’t really get to his money- not the big lot…… I think she might be trying to…. Maybe what her dad is trying to figure out … I think it might be tied up somehow and they can’t quite reach it unless certain tape is cut through…. I don’t think they have done it yet….

  9. Mango May 18, 2015 at 10:46 am #

    They may only have a certain time frame to work in and it’s not going well at the moment…

  10. Liz May 18, 2015 at 5:08 pm #

    If they can prove him “unstable” (or make him so) she can (as his wife) indeed take control of everything. However if they try that, I imagine an epic legal battle between his family and even Vanessa on behalf of her children would begin!

    It certainly DOES seem she has surrounded him with people loyal to her! Red flag. It would maybe be different if those people seemed like responsible adults who were interested in getting Johnny clean and sober…. but instead these are users, pushers and party goers! Oh and let’s not forget, trouble makers…. I’m wondering what else was smuggled in on that plane!

  11. designsondepp May 18, 2015 at 6:04 pm #

    There are many things about this relationship that are unknown, but I am 100% certain everything of monetary value that Johnny has garnered is locked tighter than a clam with lockjaw. This happened long before turdy. The children’s inheritance is protected as well as Johnny. The best she can do is PROVE what was made after their ‘marriage’, and good luck with that Texas bitch. First she has to prove that the marriage was legal. She is only going to get what was negogiated, and if her greedy self wants to use it up on attorney fees they will have this tied up in court for years. And when this ends, whatever dollar amount is rumored as settlement by her pr, don’t believe it.

    • Andrew May 18, 2015 at 7:18 pm #

      ^ This

    • sad for jd May 18, 2015 at 10:55 pm #

      Johnny just might pay her to go away….

      • ioloves_amber May 19, 2015 at 3:09 pm #

        Of course he will. He’ll pay her a hefty fee in return for a confidentiality contract. It’ll be worth it, though, just to get rid of her.

    • ioloves_amber May 19, 2015 at 3:14 pm #

      Probably close to the truth. I remember a magazine interview (maybe 10 years ago?) where the writer mentioned that JD said he moved back to the US from France because basically France wanted to start taxing his income. The writer said that when JD put it that way, he sounded like any other super-rich, well-advised person trying to protect his wealth, not the JD most people think of.

  12. Liz May 19, 2015 at 4:45 pm #

    So If you haven’t seen it, Last Week Tonight’s piece on Doggy gate
    Pretty freaking hilarious and I hope it chaps Amber’s ass that she isn’t even mentioned, not ONCE. Big HBO show, completely ignores your existence. LOL While I want her to get the blame, I bet it bugs her that these dogs belong to him now and it’s not even mentioned he has a wife. ha ha

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