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Amber Heard Gets Restraining Order Against Johnny Depp, Following Domestic Abuse Allegations

She said she 'lives in fear' of being 'terrorised' by husband Johnny Depp.

28/05/2016 08:52 | Updated 28 May 2016

Amber Heard has been granted a restraining order against husband Johnny Depp, after she accused him of physically assaulting her.

At a hearing on Friday (27 May), a judge ruled in favour of the actress, meaning Johnny would have to stay a minimum of 100 yards away from his wife for the next month, as well as abstaining from any kind of contact.

She chose to appeal for the restraining order following an incident of alleged domestic violence, which she says occurred last weekend, just days before she filed for divorce from the ‘Edward Scissorhands’ actor, citing “irreconcilable differences” as her reason at the time.

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Amber Heard and Johnny Depp in February

As reported by the BBC, she told the court in a statement: I live in fear that Johnny will return […] unannounced to terrorise me, physically and emotionally.”

She submitted a photo of herself with a bruised cheek as evidence, which she says was taken after the incident, also claiming that this was not an isolated incident, but one of several outbursts during their brief relationship.

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Amber Heard appeared in court on Friday

According to CNN, Johnny has rejected the claims, with his lawyer arguing in rebuttal: Amber is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse. 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.”

Johnny and Amber got married in February 2015, having met on the set of the 2011 film, ‘The Rum Diaries’.

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