Johnny Depp has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards from his estranged wife after she accused him of throwing a mobile phone into her face, Sky News report. A Los Angeles judge also said the Hollywood star should not try to contact Amber Heard before a hearing on 17 June.
Heard, 30, said in a sworn declaration the phone thrown by the Oscar-nominated actor had hit her in the cheek and eye during a fight on Saturday. Her court filing – which included a photos of her bruised face – said the actor was high and drunk when the incident occurred.
“I live in fear that Johnny will return to (our house) unannounced to terrorise me, physically and emotionally,” she wrote in the court papers. The Texas-born actress filed for divorce on Monday, blaming irreconcilable differences and saying the pair had separated a day earlier.
Judge Carl Moor rejected Heard’s request that Depp attend a year’s worth of anger management classes. The judge also denied the actress’ bid for the protective order to extend to her dog, a Yorkshire terrier named Pistol.
Heard’s filing states that in another incident in April Depp skipped her birthday party and showed up later high and drunk and pushed her to the floor. After that incident, Heard wrote that she did not see the Pirates of the Caribbean star for another month.
Last Saturday’s alleged confrontation would have taken place after Depp’s 81-year-old mother, Betty Sue Palmer, died in Los Angeles following a long illness. Los Angeles police confirmed they went to Depp and Heard’s residence on Saturday.
But the person who reported the alleged domestic violence asked the officers not to take a report and did not provide evidence. “Officers’ investigation determined that a crime did not occur,” Los Angeles police officer Aareon Jefferson said on Friday.
Laura Wasser, a lawyer for Depp – who is in Portugal for a performance with his band Hollywood Vampires – declined to comment on the restraining order. Depp, 52, married Heard in February 2015, after they had been dating for three years.
Earlier, the actor asked a judge to reject Heard’s claim for spousal support. The pair, who do not have children together, met on the set of the film The Rum Diary in 2011.
Depp was previously in a long-term relationship with French singer Vanessa Paradis, with whom he has two children. They split in 2012.