Actor Victor Alfieri has obtained a restraining order against a man he claims assaulted him with a hairbrush.

The Angels & Demons star alleges 47-year-old Christopher Veech struck him in the face with the brush in December (13).

Alfieri has also accused Veech of harassing and threatening him for the past year-and-a-half, according to Tmz.com.

A judge has ordered Veech, who lives with Alfieri's neighbour, to stay away from the actor.