Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Oz ends 'War on Terrier’ - Update - like a frog in a sock

Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce said on Tuesday the videotaped apology from Johnny Depp and his wife Amber Heard was going around the world "like a frog in a sock" - An Australian term for going crazy.

Many compared it to a hostage video. It has been revealed the Oz agriculture department had 'helped' with the script. The video was part of negotiations between the defense team and the prosecution.
An Australian court let off the actress wife of Hollywood star Johnny Depp with a good behaviour bond on Monday after she pleaded guilty to falsifying travel documents to sneak two pet dogs into the country.

A magistrate filed no conviction for Heard but issued a formal order to stay out of trouble for a month or face a A$1,000 ($767 U.S.) fine. Heard, 29, had faced charges of illegally importing animals after authorities accused the couple of flying their Yorkshire Terriers, Pistol and Boo, into the country without going through proper quarantine procedures.
The original charges against Heard carried a prison sentence of up to 10 years and a fine of A$10,000. The ruling avoided a diplomatic tangle between the celebrity pair and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, who in his capacity as farm minister threatened to have the dogs put down.

In a statement, Joyce said he appreciated Heard’s “willingness to take responsibility for her actions”. He faces a general election in July, with opinion polls showing support for the government sinking.

Barnaby Joyce