23-year-old Modern Family and Struck By Lightening actress Sarah Hyland was indecently assaulted by a fan. Police have charged a 29-year-old man with assaulting her outside a party for cast members at a Sydney hotel on Thursday night. Hyland was allegedly groped on the chest by a man who had asked her to pose for a photograph and she instantly brought the matter to the attention of private security guards, who called police to the scene.
Hyland was shaken by the incident naturally and left the event early.
“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,” she wrote on her Twitter page.
Her boyfriend actor Matt Prokop who went with her to Australia tweeted on his Twitter page: “To the [expletive] who assaulted Sarah tonight I hope to God you don’t see next week.”
The man was charged with assault with an act of indecency which carries a potential maximum of five years in prison. He was freed on bail and will appear in a Sydney court on March 14. Police have not let out his name.