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War on terrier: Australia deputy PM dogs Depp with ‘Hannibal Lecter’ jibe

General June 5, 2016

Cast member Depp is interviewed at the premiere of "Alice Through the Looking Glass" at El Capitan theatre in HollywoodBy Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce on Wednesday billed himself as Hollywood star Johnny Depp's Hannibal Lecter, playing mind games in his head and escalating a "war on terrier". The sparring began with the illegal entry of Depp's two Yorkshire terriers into Australia last year when the actor was filming the latest "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie, breaching the country's tight biosecurity laws. Depp's wife, actress Amber Heard, was convicted in April of falsifying travel documents to sneak the dogs into the country on a private jet and was given a suspended fine of A$1,000 ($720).


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