Less than 24 hours after Johnny Depp filed a response to Amber Heard‘s divorce filing, a Los Angeles judge has granted Heard a temporary restraining order against Johnny Depp until another hearing is held.
Heard submitted multiple photos as evidence for the claim, one of which purportedly shows the actress with what appears to be a bruise on her right eye.
TMZ reports that Depp allegedly “smashed” his iPhone into Heard’s face, resulting in the bruise. Heard claims that Depp offered her money to stay quiet after he supposedly hit her, but she instead chose to file for divorce first thing Monday morning.
Heard also claims to have video of one of the alleged beatings.
Different from a regular restraining order, a domestic violence restraining order is designed to protect people from abuse and threats of abuse from those they’re in close relationships with.
Neither Depp nor Heard has commented publicly about the accusation of domestic violence or the restraining order.
Depp, 52, and Heard, 30, were married just over a year ago, and on May 23 Heard filed for divorce, seeking spousal support. She cited irreconcilable differences as the reason.
On Wednesday, Depp filed a response, asking the court to “terminate the court’s ability to award support” to Heard. He also requested that Heard pay her own lawyer fees — something else she had asked for Depp to cover.
“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,” read a statement released to the media. “Hopefully the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly.”
Depp’s mother, Betty Sue Palmer, died late last week at the age of 81.
The pair did not sign a prenuptial agreement, but Depp is trying to ensure that many of his assets stay his. He specifically noted “miscellaneous jewelry,” earnings made after their separation and, as stipulated in the response, “there are additional separate property assets and obligations of the parties, the exact nature and extent of which are not presently known.”
California law stipulates that any divorcing couple without a prenup will divide joint assets in half.
The marriage was Depp’s second and Heard’s first, and the pair has no children together. They met while filming The Rum Diary in 2011.