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After Filing for Divorce, Amber Heard Granted Restraining Order Against Johnny Depp

The actress filed for divorce from her husband of 15 months earlier this week after police responded Saturday to a reported "domestic incident" at their home

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    Amber Heard obtained a restraining order against husband Johnny Depp, claiming domestic abuse. Ted Chen reports for the NBC4 News at 5 and 6 p.m. on May 27, 2016. (Published Friday, May 27, 2016)

    A judge granted a restraining order requested Friday by actress Amber Heard against her actor husband, Johnny Depp, saying she has been the victim of domestic violence.

    The order, requested Friday morning in Los Angeles County Superior Court, was issued on the same day Los Angeles police confirmed officers responded to a "domestic incident" report at the couple's home, but later determined "a crime did not occur."

    Heard filed to divorce the actor, citing irreconcilable differences after 15 months of marriage, earlier this week. Depp was ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from his estranged wife, according to The Associated Press.

    The judge also ruled that Depp shouldn't try to contact Heard.

    NBC4 is attempting to obtain a copy of the order.

    Heard said in a sworn declaration that Depp threw her cellphone at her during a fight Saturday, striking her cheek and eye, the AP reported.

    The Los Angeles Police Department released a statement Friday regarding the investigation. 

    "The person reporting did not insist on a report nor was there any evidence provided by the victim that warranted a report," the statement continued. "Officers' investigation determined that a crime did not occur. Officers cleared the scene and left a business card."

    People, E! and other outlets reported that Heard and her attorney submitted as evidence a photo of her eye with red bruising.

    Depp's attorney, Laura Wasser, declined to comment to the AP, but wrote in a court filing that Depp was out of the country and would agree to a mutual stay-away order. She contended that Heard's filing, along with requests for financial assistance from the actor "appears to be in response to the negative media attention she received earlier this week after filing for divorce."

    Depp is in Portugal for a performance with his band Hollywood Vampires.

    A representative for Depp was not immediately available to comment to NBC. A representative gave this statement to People on Thursday, before Heard applied for the restraining order:

    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.

    Heard listed the couple's date of separation as Sunday in her divorce filing, which sought spousal support from the Oscar-nominated actor, whose latest film, "Alice Through the Looking Glass," is due to be released on Friday.

    Johnny Depp responded to Heard's request for spousal support on Wednesday, asking a court to determine that he should not pay it.

    Depp, a father of two, and Heard met while co-starring in the 2011 film "The Rum Diary." They have no children together. 

    Depp was previously married to make-up artist Lori Anne Allison in 1983. The pair divorced two years later.

    He was in a long relationship with French actress and model Vanessa Paradis before he began dating Heard.

    was in a long relationship with French actress and model Vanessa Paradis before he began dating Heard.He was in a long relationship with French actress and model Vanessa Paradis before he began dating Heard.

     

    Depp and Heard have been embroiled in a dispute with Australia's deputy prime minister, who last year threatened to euthanize their dogs, Boo and Pistol, after they were illegally smuggled into the country. Heard pleaded guilty last month to falsifying documents to conceal the pets when she arrived by private jet to join her husband on the set of the fifth movie in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series.

    The pair videotaped an apology as part of a deal that allowed Heard to avoid a conviction. But the actors have been derided because of their wooden deliveries in the tape.

    NBC4's Nyree Arabian contributed to this report.