UPDATE: The judge has granted Heard's request for a domestic violence restraining order. The temporary restraining order, obtained by E! News, requires Depp to stay 100 yards away from Heard until a hearing next month. The judge also gave Heard the right to live in the family home; however, the judge denied some of Heard's requests, including having Depp stay away from one of her dogs. The judge argued that there was an "insufficient showing of need to protect pet dog".
Heard's restraining order request comes less than a week after the actress filed for divorce from the star. She cited irreconcilable differences in the documents. In court, Heard presented a photograph, obtained by E! News, as evidence, which shows what appears to be a bruise on her right eye.
E! News has reached out to their reps for comment.
As for why Heard filed while Depp was out of town promoting Alice Through the Looking Glass, a source tells E! News, "This is not about right now. It's an ongoing thing that she needs protection from."
"She did what she had to do to protect herself," the source adds. "It wasn't an easy decision, but this is the truth. It was very hard for her."
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