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".


Amber Heard has gone to court and filed a domestic violence restraining order against Johnny Depp, E! News confirms.

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."

Warning: The below photo contains graphic imagery that may be disturbing to readers.

Amber Heard

Depp and Heard were married for 15 months before calling it quits. The Pirates of the Caribbean star broke his silence about the split Thursday via a statement from his rep.

"Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life," the rep told E! News. "Hopefully the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly."


Amber Heard, Johnny Depp, Broken Frame

A source previously told us that the former couple does not have a prenuptial agreement in place. According to court documents, Heard is asking for spousal support, but Depp filed response paperwork that asked the judge deny that request. The two met on the set of the 2011 film The Rum Diary and were wed in a private ceremony at their Los Angeles home before celebrating in front of family and friends in the Bahamas.

For more information on domestic abuse or to get help for yourself or someone you love, visit the website for The National Domestic Violence Hotline or call 1-800-799-7233.

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