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Sarah Hyland assaulted by fan



Sarah Hyland left a Modern Family party in tears on Tuesday night after she was indecently assaulted by a fan while they posed for a photo together.

The 23-year-old star became emotional after the fan grabbed her breast outside the Qantas party at the Sebel Pier One in Sydney, Australia. Witnesses say Hyland pushed the 29-year-old man away and screamed, “Don’t touch me there!” Her security guards then came to her rescue.

Photos from the event — which, let’s face it, we can’t afford to show you — show the actress pointing at the man who groped her. Hyland left the event early, exiting through the back door in tears, Mail Online reports.

New South Wales police say a man was arrested in connection with the incident Wednesday. “A man has now be charged following the alleged indecent assault of a woman (Tuesday),” a spokesperson for the police department said. “It is alleged the man indecently assaulted the 23-year-old woman near Hickson Road, The Rocks, at about 7:50 p.m.”

Hyland tweeted about the violation, writing, Sorry to all the fans outside the #quantas event that I didn’t get to say hi to but I had to leave due to an inappropriate touch by a fan.

Her boyfriend Matt Prokop piped up as well, and he obviously wasn’t too happy about the whole thing, tweeting, 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.

We’re a tad infuriated to the max.

Sarah Hyland handled it better than we would have.

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Sarah Hyland handled it better than we would have.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:35pm]


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