Los Angeles: A Los Angeles judge granted actress Amber Heard a temporary restraining order against husband Johnny Depp, whom she claims has been abusive.
Johnny Depp and Amber Heard in happier times. Pic/AFP
The actor has been ordered to stay away from Amber Heard. She wanted the same order to apply to her dog, Pistol, but the judge wouldn't go along, saying there was "insufficient showing of need to protect the dog", reported CNN.
Amber Heard, 30, and Johnny Depp, 52, have been married since February 2015. Earlier this week, she filed for divorce.
In her complaint, Amber Heard alleged, "During the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me." "Johnny has had a long-held and widely-acknowledged public and private history of drug and alcohol abuse. He has a short fuse."
Amber Heard's paperwork include a reference to photos the actress supplied to the court which she said showed injuries to her face after an alleged altercation with Depp on May 21. As part of the court documents, Depp filed a "memorandum of points and authorities" in which he rejects Heard's claims of domestic violence.
"Amber is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse," the legal document said. "Her current application for a temporary restraining order along with her financial requests appears to be in response to negative media attention she received earlier this week after filing for divorce."
Amber Heard was at the Los Angeles courthouse on Friday for a hearing on the matter. Johnny Depp's whereabouts were not known.