Amber Heard has just been granted a temporary restraining order by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carl Moor against husband Johnny Depp to stay 100 yards away from her. The move follows an incident in downtown L.A. last weekend involving the couple in which police were called to the scene but determined at the time no crime had occurred.
The LAPD released a statement soon after the court granted Heard’s request:
“On May 21, police responded to a domestic incident radio call in the 800 block of S. Broadway. The person reporting did not insist on a report, nor was there any evidence provided by the victim that warranted a report. Officers’ investigation determined that a crime did not occur. Officers clearer the scene and left a business card. We cannot confirm that a restraining order was sought or obtained.”
The TRO is in effect until June 17, when Moor will consider whether to extend it. Depp is overseas on tour with his band Hollywood Vampires, which also features Alice Cooper and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry. The tour schedule shows a full plate of performances this weekend, with Portugal tonight followed by Germany on the 29th, Sweden (30th), Denmark (June 1) and Romania (June 6). The band’s U.S. tour is slated to start July 1 in Bethlehem, PA.
Depp has been one of Disney’s top family-film stars, headlining the Pirates of the Caribbean and Alice in Wonderland franchises. The latest, sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass, is one of two big tentpole releases this Memorial Day weekend. Alice also is releasing overseas into 72% of its markets.
While Depp participated in press junkets for Alice Through the Looking Glass and prior to its release even promoted the film on The Graham Norton Show in the UK, the film opens in France only a few days from now on June 1 — it’s a country that loves the actor. The film then continues its overseas run July 1 in Japan, which is the only remaining international premiere on the schedule. According to sources at Disney, Depp had not committed to attend that event.
Disney had no interviews scheduled for Depp past the domestic premiere of Alice, which took place in Hollywood on Monday. It’s not clear how the accusations of spousal abuse might affect the film’s run, if at all.
Disney declined comment, and Depp’s reps have not responded to requests for comment.
Alice Through the Looking Glass was soft in matinees today, but that likely is due to other factors: 2010’s Alice in Wonderland was the first 3D title to be in theaters after Avatar was released; Depp was a hotter commodity then; and also it was directed by his longtime collaborator Tim Burton, who is only producing this sequel.