Amber Heard accuses estranged husband Johnny Depp of domestic violence

Fri May 27, 2016 5:42pm EDT
 
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By Piya Sinha-Roy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Amber Heard obtained a restraining order on Friday against her estranged husband Johnny Depp after accusing the actor of verbal, emotional and physical abuse, days after she filed for divorce to end their 15-month marriage.

Heard, 30, said in court filings that Depp, 52, was abusive to her throughout their marriage, culminating in an argument on Saturday night in which he hurled a cell phone into her face and shattered various objects in her apartment.

The filings includes pictures of Heard's injured face. She appeared to have a bruise on her right cheek as she left a downtown Los Angeles courtroom.

The judge granted a temporary restraining order for Depp to stay at least 100 yards away from Heard and move out of the couple's shared condominium in downtown Los Angeles. A hearing on the order is scheduled for June 17.

In Heard's declaration filed with the restraining order application, she said she was seeking $50,000 a month for spousal support.

In a counter argument filed Friday, Depp's lawyer argued that Heard "is attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse."

The judge did not immediately grant Heard's requests for Depp to undergo anger management sessions or for her to have sole possession of the couple's pet dog Pistol - the same dog at the center of the couple's legal trouble in Australia after Heard breached the country's tight biosecurity laws.

The actress filed the divorce petition in a Los Angeles court on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences.   Continued...

 
Amber Heard in a photo filed in court to obtain a restraining order against husband Johnny Depp.    REUTERS/Handout