Johnny Depp: We Smuggled “Other Things” Into Australia, Not Dogs (VIDEO)
Johnny Depp denied he and his wife Amber Heard smuggled their two dogs, Pistol and Boo, into Australia, but the handsome star did slyly note, “There might have been other things smuggled.” Depp also said on Thursday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” if the Australian government tries to put his wife behind bars for it, as has been threatened, he’ll fly back and “assault” the country’s Minister of Agriculture Barnaby Joyce. Watch the video below.
Depp was on Kimmel’s show to promote his new movie Black Mass about real-life mobster Whitey Bulger when the talk-show host brought up the imbroglio with Australia. The actor said he went Down Under to shoot the next Pirates of the Caribbean film, and was “under the impression that we had all the paperwork done for the dogs.” Depp added, “We were there with the dogs in front of everybody.” And while he categorically refuted claims that he and Heard tried to sneak the two dogs in, Depp admitted, “The might have been other things smuggled… They seemed to miss that bit.”
Kimmel then showed footage of the Minister of Agriculture’s press conference last Spring in which he alleged Depp and Heard smuggled in the dogs and how the government would “have to euthanize them,” all while bizarrely referring to the actor as “Jack Sparrow” and the “Sexiest Man Alive.” A seemingly conciliatory Depp first stated the Minister of Agriculture was “just doing his job.” But then he mocked Joyce as a “sweaty, gut man” and the fear that his two tiny “teacup Yorkshire terriers would harm the country in some way… especially when you consider that Australia has the most poisonous creatures on Earth.”
When Kimmel brought up how Heard, who’s technically the dogs’ owner, might face up to 10 years in prison for illegally importing the two pooches, Depp said if that were to happen he would go back to Australia and “assault” Joyce. Check out the video below of Depp talking about what he did and didn’t smuggle into Australia, and tell Gossip Cop what you think.