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Judge grants Amber Heard restraining order against Johnny Depp

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Amber Heard has been granted a restraining order against Johnny Depp, claiming she had been physically assaulted by the actor and "lived in fear" during their relationship.

The couple split after 15 months of marriage, with Amber filing for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences" at Los Angeles Superior Court, dating the day of their separation as Sunday 22 May.

The Pineapple Express actress returned to court a few days later to request a restraining order, claiming that there had been three cases of domestic abuse in the last six months, with an event in December 2015 that made her "truly feared that my life was in danger."


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The star left court with a bruise visible on her cheek

In court documents she wrote: "I live in fear that Johnny Depp will return to [our home] unannounced to terrorise me, physically and emotionally.

"During the entirety of our relationship Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me. I endured excessive emotional, verbal and physical abuse which has included angry, hostile, humiliating and threatening assaults to me whenever I questioned his authority or disagreed with him."

Speaking of the latest incident, she wrote that her husband had thrown his phone at her and hit her in a rage, saying: "He then forcibly pulled back my hair as I attempted to stand up from the sofa. Johnny continued screaming at me, pulling my hair, striking me and violently grabbing my face."

She also submitted photos of evidence, showing her with a large bruise on her cheek which could still be seen as she left Court.

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Amber looked calm as she left court after filing for a restraining order

Amber was granted a temporary order by the judge, meaning that the Pirates of the Caribbean actor has to stay at least 100 yards away from her until their next hearing, which will take place in June.

Johnny did not appear in court as the actor is currently on tour promoting his latest release Alice Through The Looking Glass, and was last seen looking in good spirits at a charity event in Portugal. Photographer Kyler Clark shared a photo of the 52-year-old on Instagram, captioning the photo: "#JohnnyDepp and #AliceCooper fitting and adjusting hearing aids for a lovely woman in Lisbon, Portugal before their performance at @rockinriolisboa.

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Johnny is currently promoting Alice Through the Looking Glass

"The #HollywoodVampires have partnered with the Starkey Hearing Foundation since they started performing in order to bring awareness to this foundation who change lives by bringing hearing aids to impoverished corners of the world where the hearing impaired are often unable to participate in life."

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