Amber Heard, the now estranged wife of Johnny Depp, has been granted a temporary restraining order against the actor amid domestic abuse allegations.
Heard appeared at court with a bruise on her face and showed a judge a number of photos of injuries which she claims Depp inflicted upon her.
However, when police were called to investigate a report of violence at her home last weekend, she is said to have refused to file a report and, at the time, did not allege any brutality.
An LAPD office said:
The person reporting did not insist on a report nor was there any evidence provided by the victim that warranted a report.
Officers conducted an investigation and determined that a crime did not occur.
But, according to TMZ, Heard now claims they argued and Depp threw a glass of wine at her, allegedly grabbing her by the shoulders, pushing her onto the bed and hitting her in the face with an iPhone.
As a result, the judge has reportedly ruled that Depp is required to stay 100 yards away from his wife and that she has the right to live in their family home.
Sources close to Depp – whose mother died last week – are refuting the reports of violence, with some claiming Heard has posted on Instagram since the alleged incident with no signs of injury.
Depp’s representative said in a statement:
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.
Hopefully the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly.
It is thought their turbulent relationship came to a head last month after the couple were forced to appear in an embarrassing apology video, after illegally bringing their dogs into Australia, which made them a global laughing stock.