Johnny Depp must stay away from Amber Heard, says judge

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Actress Amber Heard leaves Los Angeles Superior Court court on Friday, May 27, 2016, after giving a sworn declaration that her husband Johnny Depp threw her cellphone at her during a fight Saturday, striking her cheek and eye

Johnny Depp has been ordered by a judge to stay 100 yards away from his estranged wife Amber Heard.

Heard said in a sworn declaration that Depp threw her mobile phone at her during a fight on Saturday, striking her cheek and eye.

She submitted a picture of her bruised face when she applied for a restraining order on Friday.

(Richard Vogel/AP) Actress Amber Heard leaves Los Angeles Superior Court court on Friday, May 27, 2016, after giving a sworn declaration that her husband Johnny Depp threw her cellphone at her during a fight Saturday, striking her cheek and eye.
Amber Heard leaving Los Angeles Superior Court (Richard Vogel/AP)

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carl H Moor also ruled that Depp should not try to contact Heard.

She filed for divorce on Monday, citing irreconcilable differences and saying the pair separated the day before. She is seeking spousal support from the Pirates Of The Caribbean star, but Depp's response asked a judge to deny the request.

Depp's lawyer Laura Wasser declined to comment. Depp is in Portugal for a performance with his band Hollywood Vampires.

Heard also wrote that the actor pulled her hair, screamed at her and repeatedly hit her and violently grabbed her face.
She 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," Heard wrote in the declaration.

Judge Moor rejected Heard's request that Depp attend a year's worth of anger management classes and the protective order be extended to their dogs.

Heard's filing states the May fight was preceded by an incident in April in which the actor missed her birthday party and showed up later high and drunk and pushed her to the floor. After that incident, Heard wrote she did not see the actor for another month.

The filing came five days after Heard filed for divorce.

Wasser wrote in a court filing that Depp was out of the country and would agree to a mutual stay-away order. She contended that Heard's filing, along with requests for financial assistance from the actor "appears to be in response to the negative media attention she received earlier this week after filing for divorce".