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Sarah Hyland Gets Restraining Order Against Ex Matt Prokop

Sarah Hyland Gets Restraining Order Against Ex Matt Prokop

Sarah Hyland has just gotten a temporary restraining order against her ex-boyfriend Matt Prokop, according to TMZ.

The 23-year-old Modern Family actress claims that the 24-year-old actor choked her, pushed her, and threatened her life.

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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,” Sarah said in the court documents about an argument with Matt.

With the restraining order, Matt must stay at least 100 yards away from Sarah and her dog at all times.

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  • Maddy

    This is really very sad to hear. Mo thought they were the cutest couple ever but we never get to know what goes on behind closed doors. I am so glad she got out before it got any worse and she is safe. I also hope he keeps her distance from her.

  • Dee

    Good for her for walking away from him!

  • Sarah

    @Maddy: I can’t believe it either I thought they were adorable together but as you said you don’t know what happens behind closed doors.

  • Listen to

    Honestly such a shock. Both their IG posts made their relationship seem perfect. At least she sought help and got out. Julie Boman really helped save the day too. Nice to see her help sarah like a mother would.

  • kami

    glad she was able to talk to people about it and get out before it got worse.

  • Mallory

    I didn’t even realize they had broken up, but I never would have guessed this was why. They were one of my favorites. Good for her for leaving and standing up for herself, I can only imagine how difficult this entire situation must be. It seems like she has a great support system around her though, best of luck Sarah.

  • sweetness

    good for her in taking steps to protect herself..too often these “Oh they look so adorable” as a couple are the ones with deeper darker secrets …and usually the girl in the relationship is either too embarrassed or too willing to give the abusive guy another chance.
    hopefully he gets some help…because if he has anger issues a retraining order won’t deter him.

  • Eli

    “… and her dog at all times.” lmao

  • effy

    Wow, he sounds mentally unstable. However, I don’t understand why she is now filling a restraining order if him choking and assaulting her happened in May? Why did she wait so long?

  • effy

    @Eli: I thought that was so weird too, but in other articles it goes in deeper and says Matt threatened to harm her dog too.

  • maria

    @sweetness: I agree. I think it’s so wrong for people to say they want a couple back together, “because they were so cute”. Cute does not make a relationship; it’s just a bonus if so. Matt obviously has problems he has not resolved with rehab. He needs help, and she was smart to get out before something happened. Thank God for that!

  • Laura Debney

    I think there are two sides to every story. And before jumping on the guy you should wait to see if his side is forthcoming as it’s unfair to judge based on just one persons account.

    also if his mental state was as precarious as she suggested in the document on TMZ. The rehab facility would not have rang HER as it breaks patient confidentiality. They would have kept him in longer under mental health.

  • Josephine


    In the full article it says that he is about to leave a rehab facility and the therapists from there advised Sarah to get a restraining order. He was not a danger when he was locked there but he might be now.