Not only did Amber Heard plead guilty in court to making a false statement on her immigration card and illegally bringing her dogs into Australia, but the actress and her hubby, Johnny Depp, took the time to record a sincere apology video.
The pair appeared in court on Monday, where Heard received a one-month good behavior bond and no conviction. It will cost her a fine of $1,000, if she breaks the bond. Greg Stolz, a journalist for The Courier-Mail, tweeted from the court room, writing, “Magistrate says Amber Heard 'not just another celebrity on the charity bandwagon' and is 'clearly a nice person.’”
The maximum sentence for Heard’s crime was 10 years in prison or fines of up to $265,000. The celebrity couple hugged in the court room when the verdict was read.
Shortly after they recorded a video together, apologizing, which the Australian Department of Agriculture released.
“Australia is a wonderful island with a treasure trove of unique plants, animals and people,” Heard says in the clip.
“It has to be protected,” Depp adds.
Heard goes on to explain that the island continent is free of many pesticides and diseases found elsewhere around the world, which explains their harsh laws.
“I am truly sorry that Pistol and Boo were not declared,” Heard said of her Yorkshire Terriers. “Protecting Australia is important.”
“Declare everything when you enter Australia,” Depp concludes.