“Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland secured a restraining order against her ex boyfriend Matthew Prokop this past week. A rep for Hyland, 23, issued a statement to ET, saying, “On September 19, 2014, Ms. Hyland obtained a Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order against Matthew Prokop. The documents filed speak for themselves. Out of respect for the court, the process and all parties, I have advised Ms. Hyland not to comment on the matter.
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We request that you respect the parties’ privacy during this time.” In court documents obtained by TMZ, Hyland claims Prokop was both physically and verbally abusive to her during their relationship. According to the documents, she says he once pinned the actress against a car during an argument and choked her.
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“His grip was so tight that I could not breathe or speak. I was scared and in fear for my life,” Hyland said reportedly said in the documents. Hyland reportedly asked Julie Bowen, who plays her mother on the ABC comedy series, to come to her home to help “peacefully end the relationship.”In the documents, Hyland also claims Prokop threatened to set one of her homes on fire and also threatened her dog. After she called off the relationship, she says he “relentlessly bombarded me with vile, threatening and emotionally disturbing texts and voicemails including his own suicide threats.” Hyland and Prokop first began dating after an audition for “High School Musical.” They later went on to co-star in the Disney TV movie “Geek Charming.” She split from Prokop in August after five years of dating.
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