SARAH Hyland has secured a temporary restraining order against ex-boyfriend Matthew Prokop.
The ‘Modern Family’ star, who recently ended her five-year romance with the actor, was granted a protection order against him, requiring him to stay 100 yards away from her and her dog, Barkley Bixby, at all times, after claiming he assaulted her and threatened her life.
The 23-year-old actress, who plays Haley Dunphy on the comedy series, has accused the actor, 24, of terrorising her both verbally and physically during the last four years of their relationship.
According to court documents, obtained by gossip website TMZ.com, Matthew also allegedly pin-ned her against a car during an argument in May before choking her. The Emmy Award-winner states: “His grip was so tight that I could not breathe or speak. I was scared and in fear for my life.”
Sarah asked her co-star Julie Bowen, who plays her mother, to come to her house to help her “peacefully end the relationship”, but claims Matthew freaked out when he arrived home to an intervention. – BANG!