Poor Sarah Hyland! The Modern Family actress left an event in tears after a man allegedly groped her breast outside a venue in Sydney, Australia. The 29-year-old suspect was taken into custody shortly after the incident according to E! Online, but it seems the evening was still ruined, both for Sarah and her adoring fans.
Eyewitnesses at the event claim Sarah was visibly upset by the inappropriate touching, pushing the man away and yelling, “Don’t touch me there!” Her security guards ushered her away from the scene quickly, but photographers did catch pics of the star’s tear-streaked face, making it clear how shaken she was by the incident.
Sarah took to Twitter to apologize to fans for skipping out early “due to an inappropriate touch of a fan,” but her protective boyfriend, Matt Prokop, had some more choice words for the alleged groper. “To the a—hole who assaulted Sarah tonight I hope to God you don't see next week.” That tweet has since been deleted with Matt writing on February 20, “A comment I made was taken out of context if you had people going after your girl you would get defensive as well. #sorrynotsorry.”
The man arrested in relation to the incident was charged with assault with an act of indecency and released on bail. According to The Washington Post, he’ll appear in court on March 14, where he faces a potential five year prison sentence should he be convicted.