Heard’s attorney criticized the Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s new investigation against the actress.

CelebHomes News was informed by the lawyer that Depp had committed at least 12 acts of domestic abuse against Amber Heard. This caused her to fear for her safety. “It is absolutely inconceivable, but we are confident that it is not true,” the lawyer said in a statement to CelebHomes News Saturday, Oct. 30. He stated that neither the FBI nor the Australian Government would pursue or victimize someone who has been adjudicated a victim of domestic abuse. This is especially true in cases where the exact same claims are being made in the press, but which were unsuccessfully made in the UK High Court.

Depp lost his case against News Group Newspapers for libel. The Sun labelled him a “wife beater.” The London High Court judge ruled the actor had repeatedly violently assaulted Heard, as she said he did during their five-year relationship. Later, the actor was denied an appeal. He has repeatedly denied her accusations and claimed in a separate $50 million defamation lawsuit against her, which is still pending, that she was the abuser in their relationship.

During the proceedings for libel, Depp’s former estate manager, Kevin Murphy, testified about Heard’s charges in Australia, saying that the actress asked him to falsely claim that she didn’t know it was illegal to bring the dogs into the country, which has strict animal quarantine laws.

Murphy stated that she wanted to tell her that it was her fault that the paperwork wasn’t completed so that she could take the blame. According to the Associated Press.

He also said the actress told him, “I want your help on this. I wouldn’t want to see you have a problem with the job.”

When asked by The Sun‘s lawyer why he didn’t ask Depp to intervene, Murphy said, “Because Amber wielded a lot of power and would have made my life miserable,” the news wire reported.

According to The Daily Mail, Australia’s Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment responded by reopening their new criminal probe and enlisting the help of the FBI to track down witnesses in the U.S. The FBI has not confirmed this report.

The Daily MailAccording to Australian investigators, Murphy was already interviewed and provided a lengthy witness testimony and a number of emails that allegedly implicated Heard. According to sources close the investigation, Murphy could be facing charges of perjury and subornation, which involve inducing someone else to lie to them. The maximum sentence for this offense is 14 years imprisonment.