In April 2015, Heard and Depp breached Australia’s biosecurity laws when they failed to declare in customs the two dogs accompanying them when they flew into Queensland, where Depp was working on a film. In May 2015, the dogs were flown out of the country hours before a euthanasia deadline. Later in July of the same year, only Heard was charged for this breach in the laws

By December 2015, the case had been adjourned four times with Heard having instructed her lawyers to enter not guilty pleas and stating that she was “looking forward” to fighting the charges. In the court case in April 2016, Heard pleaded guilty to falsifying quarantine documents, stating that she had made a mistake due to sleep deprivation. While criminal charges were dropped, she was placed on a A$1,000 (US$752) one-month good behaviour bond for producing a false document; Heard and Depp released a video apologising for their behaviour and urging others to adhere to biosecurity laws.

Then things took a turn and divorce was on the cards in what ultimately led to a range of libel and damages one of the most watched court hearings in history. Much of their dirty laundry was aired out for the world to see.

Depp v News Group Newspapers Ltd resulted in Depp attempt to appeal the verdict was denied. Then came THE trial Depp v Heard. In February 2019, Depp sued Heard for defamation over three statements that were contained in an op-ed in the Washington Post in December 2018.

In August 2020, heard filed a counterclaim and the court case was on April 2022 with the jury finding the three statements made in the op-ed were false and defamed Depp and he was awarded $10m.

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