Sarah Hyland
Sarah Hyland

Sarah Hyland secures 3-year restraining order against ex

SARAH Hyland has been granted a three-year restraining order against her ex-boyfriend.

The 'Modern Family' star has secured a permanent protection order against Matthew Prokop, whom she recently split from after five years of dating, after claiming he assaulted her and threatened her life.  

According to the order, obtained by, Matthew must stay 100 yards away from Sarah, her house, her workplace, her dog, and not own or possess a gun or ammunition otherwise he could risk going to jail.   

The 23-year-old actress was granted a temporary restraining order against her ex-beau last month after accusing the actor, 24, of terrorising her verbally and physically during the last four years of their romance.   

Matthew also allegedly pinned her against a car during an argument about her outfit in May before repeatedly calling her a "c**t" and choking her.  

The Emmy Award-winner stated in the court documents: "His grip was so tight that I could not breathe or speak. I was scared and in fear for my life."  

Following their split, Sarah claimed her former boyfriend "relentlessly bombarded me with vile, threatening and emotionally disturbing texts and voice mails including his own suicide threats."  

The former couple started dating after meeting while auditioning for 'High School Musical 3: Senior Year' in 2008. They later starred together in the Disney Channel film 'Geek Charming' in 2011.