Transformers star Rachael Taylor has been granted a temporary court order to keep her former fiance MATTHEW NEWTON away from her after she accused him of several "unprovoked violent assaults".
The actress broke off the engagement over the summer (10) and just a day after Newton checked himself into rehab, Taylor's lawyers went to court in her native Australia to apply for an apprehended violence order (AVO) against the star.
In the legal documents, Taylor alleges she suffered two "gravely serious" attacks at the hands of the Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities actor during a vacation in Italy in August (10).
The case went to court in Sydney on Wednesday (22Sep10) and lawyers representing both stars agreed to the conditions of the order, which is designed to protect Taylor.
Magistrate Lee Gilmour enforced an interim AVO and both sides will come back to court on 25 October (10) to have the order confirmed.