A court case alleging Johnny Depp's wife illegally smuggled their two dogs Pistol and Boo into Queensland during filming of the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie has been adjourned.
Amber Heard is facing a possible 10-year prison sentence and a hefty fine for the charge of illegal importation and producing a false document.
She did not appear at the Southport Magistrates Court on Monday, where the case was adjourned until November 2.
Depp joked about the international scandal, and Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce's threats to have the dogs put down, recently at the Venice Film Festival.
'I killed my dogs and ate them under direct orders from some kinda, I dunno, sweaty, big-gutted man from Australia,' he said on Friday in an apparent reference to Mr Joyce.
He made the dark joke about his pets at a press conference for his new film Black Mass after being asked whether he planned on taking his dogs on a 'gondola ride' while in Venice.
His dogs, Boo and Pistol, became embroiled in a media storm in May when they were discovered in Queensland after seemingly having bypassed the usual conditions for animals brought into Australia.
The dogs' presence in Australia only came to light when they were photographed at a grooming salon.