Amber Heard has spoken out about the DogGate scandal that saw her and Johnny Depp’s Yorkshire terriers Pistol and Boo threatened with euthanasia during their May stay in Australia.
Speaking to Sunrise at a Magic Mike XXL press junket in the US, the 29-year-old took a thinly veiled shot at Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce, saying:
‘I have a feeling we’re going to avoid the land Down Under from now on, just as much as we can, thanks to certain politicians there.’
‘I guess everyone tries to go for their 15 minutes [of fame], including some government officials,’ she added.
Mr. Joyce, 48, targeted Heard and her actor partner Depp- who is still is in Australia to film the next Pirates Of The Caribbean film- after the duo failed to declare their dogs Pistol and Boo to customs.
He threatened at the time: ‘Mr. Depp has to either take his dogs back to California or we’re going to have to euthanise them,’ infamously adding ‘it’s time that Pistol and Boo buggered off to the United States.’
It’s believed that the Hollywood A-listers had to fork out around $300,000 to charter a flight for the dogs back to LA in time.
When asked for a comment, a spokesman for Mr. Joyce said: ‘The Department of Agriculture is investigating what appears to have been a breach of Australia’s biosecurity laws in May 2015.’
‘Both Minister Joyce and the Department takes these breaches seriously and the investigation into the matter is continuing.’