“Modern Family” actress Sarah Hyland has been granted a temporary restraining order against her ex-boyfriend Matthew Prokop.
The 23-year-old claims she was choked, pushed, and threatened by Prokop.
In the court documents, Hyland says she was only able to get away from 24-year-old Prokop when her “Modern Family” co-star Julie Bowen stepped in to help.
Sarah, who plays Haley Dunphy on the ABC sitcom, claimed she was abused for four years by Matt Prokop during their relationship.
She describes one incident where she claims she was pinned against a car when they got into an argument in May. Sarah said Matt choked her and called her a “cu*t” over and over again.
Sarah said in the documents, “His grip was so tight that I could not breathe or speak. I was scared and in fear for my life.” She adds that she had injuries to her voice and a “very sore throat following this event”.
Hyland decided to end the relationship and her Julie Bowen and other friends go with her to try and “peacefully end the relationship” with Matt.
Matt realized what was going on and “ran outside into the backyard and began screaming” and threw a lighter at Sarah.
Julie told Sarah to leave the home at this point because she believed she wasn’t safe. Sarah also claimed in the docs that Matt threatened to set fire to one of her homes and harm her 4-year-old Maltipoo, Barkley Bixby.
Hyland ended the relationship in August and claims he “relentlessly bombarded me with vile, threatening and emotionally disturbing texts and voice mails including his own suicide threats”.
Matt checked into rehab in August, and was released on Monday. The director of the facility reportedly alerted Sarah and advised her to get a restraining order against him “due to his mental state and attitude against her”.
Sarah was granted a temporary restraining order against Matt, who is now required to stay at least 100 yards away from both Sarah and her dog.
The former couple started dating after meeting while auditioning for “High School Musical 3: Senior Year” in 2008. They later starred together in the Disney Channel film “Geek Charming” in 2011.
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