Justice, who is in L.A. for the playoff series between the Dodgers and Braves, apparently went to Berry's house Monday to retrieve personal items. But Berry, whose separation from the right fielder has been less than amicable, was apparently afraid Justice might act violently.
"I am in fear of my personal safety and well-being...[Justice] has kept guns in his home in the past, and I do not know if there are any in the home which he left since our separation," she said in court papers.
The 28-year-old star of Losing Isaiah and Executive Decision called the police, who watched Justice gather some of his belongings which were stored in Berry's garage. The outfielder left without further incident, the court statement says.
The restraining order forces Justice to stay 500 yards away from the actress. Neither Justice's management company nor the Braves would comment on the incident. Berry's publicist also declined comment. Calls to her lawyer were not returned.
The couple met in 1992, when Justice requested her autograph. She gave him her phone number instead. Six months later, she proposed, and they married on New Year's Day 1993.
Somewhere along the line, however, their relationship came unhinged. "She carried a lot of baggage from her previous relationships," Justice told People in May. "She was always suspicious. I've never known a girl who could throw a tantrum like she does."
"It's painful," Berry said of her separation in an interview with E! News Daily. "I'd try until I was 104 to make the marriage work, but I can't control another person."
The couple split in March. As the details of their divorce are being settled, Justice lives in their Atlanta home and Berry in Los Angeles. They don't have any children.
A Santa Monica judge will decide whether to extend the order on October 21.