|Johnny Depp might be heading to prison. Photo: Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP|
After illegally bringing his two dogs to Australia, Johnny Depp could face up to 10 years behind bars.
That would be something! Johnny Depp in prison. I see remakes of Shawshank Redemption, etc, in the future.
Wonder if he will show up in court as Captain Jack Sparrow? Maybe wrap his arm around the judge and share his rum with him... Probably not!
The actor, who is currently filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, landed himself in trouble earlier this month when he brought his two Yorkshire terriers to the country on his private jet. He failed to declare them and therefore broke the country’s quarantine laws.
On 25 May, an Australian senate committee was told that if it goes to court, Depp could receive a sentence of up to 10 years in prison or a maximum fine of AU$340,000 (£172,000). The pilot could also face up to two years behind bars for his role in the situation.
Officials have referred to the case as “very serious”.
The story originated when pictures of Depp taking his dogs to the local groomer surfaced on social media and authorities warned that the dogs would be put down unless they were flown out of the country in the following two days.
Depp’s wife Amber Heard has since returned to California with the dogs, named Pistol and Boo. Recent reports suggested that Depp had left the set of the fifth Pirates movie to be with them but his publicist has since denied this.
As much as I love watching Depp perform, he is quite extraordinary, I'm happy that he has the opportunity to learn that you are not above the law just because you're Johnny Depp. This is the same privileged attitude used by other 'stars' to justify all sorts of disgusting behaviour. I hope Depp learns that kind of humility quickly; he will be a better actor and a better person if he does.