Johnny Depp has played a lot of roles on the big screen, but the role he’s playing in real life may put him in jail in Australia. Somehow Johnny got his two into Australia without filling out the required paperwork. Australia’s Department of Agriculture doesn’t know how the Yorkies got into the country without the paperwork, but they did find out, and Depp could face jail time and a $265,000 fine if he is convicted.
The issue is non-compliance with Australia’s quarantine law. The Australian government didn’t know about the dogs until employee Ivan Ong showed the government photos of Depp and the dogs showed up on social media sites. The dogs were taken to a local dog groomer. Photos were taken there and then posted to social media sites. The Australian Minister of Agriculture gave Depp 50 hours to get the dogs out of the country, or they would be euthanized.
Depp didn’t say how his dogs got in without paperwork. Celebrities do find ways to go around the system in order to save time. Johnny is in Australia to film another Pirates of the Caribbean movie. The dog incident probably won’t mean jail time for the actor, but there’s a good chance he’ll have to give some of his movie earnings to the Australian government.