After missing a news conference, Johnny Depp came up with a very unlikely alibi.
“I was attacked yesterday morning by a very rarely seen or experienced animal called ‘chupacabra.’ I fought with it for hours. They’re very persistent, very mean. And I’m pretty sure it came into my suitcase. I threw him off the 23rd floor. So we’ll never see him again. Thank you for understanding,” he told reporters.
The fib drew laughter from reporters that were kept waiting for an hour the previous day, before the news conference was canceled.
Depp is in Japan, promoting Mortdecai, a film that tanked in North America. Understanding that chupacabras are not native to Japan, Depp was smart to use the suitcase as part of the tale.
For more on Depp’s creative chupacabra imagination, read this article from ABC/the Associated Press.