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05/06/2016, 13:45

Judge rejects Amber Heard's request

Amber Heard is fighting to keep Johnny Depp away from her dog Pistol.

A judge on Friday granted the 30-year-old actress' request for a restraining order against her estranged husband - but rejected Amber's plea to keep Johnny away from her tiny Yorkshire Terrier, saying there wasn't enough evidence the dog needs protection.

The couple have two Yorkshire Terriers, Pistol and Boo, who landed them in trouble with Australian customs last year.   

Pistol was a gift to Amber from her ex-girlfriend, artist Tasya Van Ree.

And Boo was owned by Johnny, which is why Amber's court papers only mention one dog.

TMZ also reported that Amber has both Pistol and Boo because Johnny is out of the country, but will return Boo to Johnny when he gets back to Los Angeles. 

On Friday, the Johnny - who is currently in Europe promoting Alice Through The Looking Glass - was ordered to stay 100 yards away from his ex, after Amber alleged she was the victim of domestic violence and appeared in court with a nasty bruise on her face. 

But the judge denied Amber's request that Johnny, 52, also be blocked from interacting with one of the couple's dogs, believed to be Pistol.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Carl H. Moor determined there was 'an insufficient showing of need to protect the pet dog.'

Under California law, pets are considered personal property, so she is likely to get to keep Pistol.

The Golden State follows a 50/50 'community property' approach to assets, meaning Amber is legally entitled to half of what Johnny earned during their 15-month marriage. 

The couple had no prenup, and the judge on Friday also rejected Amber's request for $50,000 a month spousal support, although she was allowed to stay in their Los Angeles home, TMZ reported. 

It's not the first time Pistol and Boo have made headlines.

The actors famously ran afoul of Australian authorities last May when they failed to properly quarantine the dogs before bringing them into country on their private jet while Johnny was filming the next Pirates of the Caribbean movie.

The now-estranged couple made a grovelling apology video after Australian Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce threatened to have the dogs put down if they didn't leave the country. 

Australia has very strict quarantine laws to protect its unique natural wildlife.

Amber's court request to protect her dog from Johnny came after The Adderall Diaries star's shock allegations she was the victim of domestic abuse at the hands of the Hollywood star.

The alleged attack left her with a bruised eye, which she showed a picture of in court. 

A bruise was also clearly visible as she left the court house looking somber on Friday.

Abuse claims: Johnny Depp attended the premiere of Alice Through The Looking Glass in Hollywood on Monday, the day Amber filed for divorce

The 30-year-old also claimed Johnny offered her money to keep quiet about the alleged attack, and fled the scene when she called the cops, TMZ reports.

She declined to file a police report and instead filed for divorce days later.

Amber also submitted to the court other pictures taken after other alleged assaults by Johnny, and TMZ reports she claims to have video of him beating her.

Johnny's lawyer Laura Wasser, who represented him in court on Friday, has yet to comment on Amber's domestic violence allegations or the restraining order,

But Johnny broke his silence on the split yesterday, saying he wants the divorce to be resolved 'quickly.' 

The now-estranged couple met on the set of their movie The Rum Diary in 2011, and wed in February, 2015.

Amber previously dated artist Tasya for four years, before they split in 2012. She then began dating Johnny, who had recently ended his relationship with longtime partner Vanessa Paradis.

Johnny and Vanessa share two children: sixteen-year-old model Lily-Rose and son Jack, 13.

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