Johnny Depp: I killed and ate my dogs!

Back in May, a very big controversy erupted over some very small dogs.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard were accused of smuggling their Yorkshire Terriers into Australia so that the pooches could live with them while Depp filmed the fifth installment in the apparently never-ending Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Things got ugly fast.

First it was rumored that the dogs would be put down. Several media outlets reported that Depp was facing ten years in prison.

Amber and the pooches made a daring escape, and now it seems all is well between Johnny and the Aussies.

Of course, it's the kind of bizarre story that can follow a celeb for the rest of his career, so it's no big surprise that the topic came up over the weekend during a press conference at the Venice Film Festival, where Johnny was promoting his much buzzed-about comeback flick Black Mass.

“I killed my dogs and ate them under direct orders from some kind of, I don’t know, sweaty, big-gutted man from Australia,” Depp replied when asked about the alleged pup smuggling. 

Tyler Johnson