Sydney man charged with assaulting Sarah

What kind of a idiot gropes a woman outside a party? Apparently, this Modern Family ‘fan’ in Sydney last night

Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland is in shock after she was allegedly groped last night outside a Qantas party.

The cast of the show have been in Sydney filming, sight-seeing and doing meet and greets with fans. But their Aussie adventure took a dark turn last night, when actress Sarah Hyland was allegedly assaulted at The Rocks.

The cast were at a Qantas party at The Sebel Pier and 23-year-old Sarah – who plays the Dunphys’ teen daughter Hayley – had left the function to pose with fans outside, when she was indecently assaulted by a man.

The accused, 29, reportedly touched her inappropriately at around 7:50pm last night while Sarah was posing for fan selfies and signing autographs. Hyland apparently shouted ‘Don’t touch me there’, before security detained the Sydney man and handed the him over to police.

The clearly distressed actress took to Twitter after the attack to explain her absence from the rest of the event, posting:


Sarah's boyfriend, Matt Prokop, who's in Sydney with the actress, also took to Twitter, fuming over the assault and saying:

Aussie fans of the show have been contacting Sarah to show support and in the hope that this horrible, isolated incident won't ruin the rest of her stay in Australia.

A police spokesman has confirmed that the man was arrested and has been charged with an act of indecency and assault. He has been granted bail and is due to appear in court on March 14.

Prior to the alleged assault last night, the Modern Family cast have been sharing happy snaps from their time in Aus on social media. Take a peek at a few here…

Any words to reassure Sarah that Australia isn't full of serial gropers?