Sarah Hyland Groped By Disgusting Fan At ‘Modern Family’ Party In Sydney
The Modern Family cast is currently in Sydney, Australia shooting an episode, but a party held after filming on Feb. 18 didn't end well for one of the show's stars. Sarah Hyland was groped by a man who was attempting to take a picture with her. According to reports, Hyland was taking photos with fans outside of the event which was held at Qantas at The Sebel Pier One when a man came up and asked to take a photo. He then grabbed her breast and Hyland is said to have then pushed the man away and yelled, "Don't touch me there!"
A 29-year-old man has been arrested and the incident is being investigated. According to a New South Wales Police Department spokesperson who spoke with MailOnline, "A man is assisting police with investigations following an alleged indecent assault of a woman yesterday. It is alleged the man indecently assaulted the 23-year-old woman near Hickson Road, The Rocks, at about 7.50pm."
Hyland, who was reportedly escorted from the party in tears, wrote a message to the fans she was unable to meet on Twitter. "Sorry to all the fans outside the #qantas event that I didn't get to say hi to but I had to leave due to an inappropriate touch of a fan." Hyland's boyfriend, Matt Prokop, also tweeted a message not to fans, but to the responsible man himself. "To the asshole who assaulted Sarah tonight I hope to God you don't see next week ... All Sarah wanted to do tonight was say hi to the girls who were waiting outside one douche can ruin it for everyone. Goodnight."