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Modern Family star Sarah Hyland assaulted by ex boyfriend

Modern Family star Sarah Heyland has taken out a restraining order against ex-boyfriend Matthew Prokop after he violently assaulted the young actress, according to TMZ. 

Sarah Heyland (who plays Haley Dunphy on the hit TV show) says Prokop (who once appeared on Modern Family) terrorised her over the course of their four year relationship in the AVO documents reportedly supplied to the court. In one horrifically violent incident this May, she was thrown against a car, called horrible names, and choked until she could not breathe. "His grip was so tight I could not breathe or speak. I was scared and in fear for my life," the actress said in deeply troubling documents filed in the court. 

The horrific incident was sparked by a visit from her TV mum, Julie Bowen, which enraged Prokop, who allegedly ran out of the house screaming. When the actress tried to distance herself from her boyfriend, he sent her "vile, threatening and emotionally disturbing texts and voice mails including his own suicide threats." She reportedly reached out to Julie Bowen after the horrible incident for support. The restraining order grants her temporary protection from her attacker. Our thoughts are with Sarah and her family.

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