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Barnaby Joyce Wants Amber Heard Jailed If She’s Found Guilty Of Perjury In Australia

Rachel Lang

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Barnaby Joyce Wants Amber Heard Jailed If She’s Found Guilty Of Perjury In Australia

Australian politician Barnaby Joyce has called for Amber Heard to be thrown in jail Down Under if she is convicted of perjury in 2015 dog saga.

The Aquaman star and her then-husband, Johnny Depp, flouted Australia's strict biosecurity laws seven years ago when they snuck their dogs, Pistol and Boo, into Queensland on a private jet.

Heard faced charges at the time for making a false statement on her immigration card when she checked 'no' to the question of importing anything into the country that should have been declared.

She fronted court on the Gold Coast and copped a $AU 1,000 (£570) good behaviour bond. The then-married couple were also made to make a public apology.


However, Depp's former estate manager Kevin Murphy has since alleged that Heard ordered him to lie while under oath after she flew the two dogs into Queensland without declaring them.

Australian investigators could now liaise with the FBI over Heard’s 2015 dog smuggling scandal, according to Law & Crime.

As that probe continues to gather evidence, Amber Heard is facing very little sympathy from former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce.


He's told Sunrise: "Those dogs, when they came in, there were a lot of documents that were signed that said there were no animals there.

"And it now looks like Ms Heard has allegedly not told the truth."

He then went on to joke that Australia was entitled to have the 36-year-old actor extradited as the United States is currently seeking the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the United Kingdom.


Assange is an Australian citizen and has been fleeing persecution from the United States since 2012.

"[The US] wants Julian Assange... [so Heard] can come over to Australia and possibly spend some time at Her Majesty's convenience,” Joyce said.

Joyce then told Sunrise hosts Natalie Barr and Michael Usher that it would be 'up to the Americans' as to what happens if Heard is found guilty of perjury in Australia.


He then referenced Assange again as a possible swap for Heard.

"I suppose the US wants to show the purity of it and they're insisting on getting Julian Assange," Joyce said.

"They are insisting on getting Julian Assange so it’s fair enough that any person who’s perjured themselves, committed a crime in Australia, should go back to Australia to serve their time because we’ve got to be fair dinkum and straight with both these things don’t we?"

He added: "Let’s see how that goes."

Featured Image Credit: Barnaby Joyce/Facebook. Magnolia Pictures.

Topics: Australia, Politics, News, Amber Heard

Rachel Lang
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