Sarah Hyland from Modern Family was dating boyfriend Matthew Prokop for about five years, but they recently broke up. Good thing, too, since he was apparently physically and verbally abusive for most of their relationship. Sarah did a good thing by getting away, but unfortunately it’s become an even bigger nightmare now, since he’s been harassing her, choking her and threatening to kill her (and/or himself), forcing her to seek a restraining order.
According to the docs, Prokop — an actor who once appeared on “Modern Family” — pinned Hyland against a car during an argument about her outfit back in May and unleashed hell … calling her “c**t, c**t, c**t” and choking her.
Hyland says in the docs, “His grip was so tight that I could not breathe or speak. I was scared and in fear for my life.”
Sarah says she suffered injuries to her voice — and had a “very sore throat following this event.”
The documents also reveal that she asked her TV mom Julie Bowen to come over to her house to help her “peacefully end the relationship”. She’d apparently bought a plane ticket to send Matthew back to his house in Texas, but he bugged out when he got there and saw Julie and a few other people there and went into the backyard and started screaming. Julie got Sarah out of the house, but it’s continued from there. He’s since threatened to kill her dog, set her house on fire, kill himself, kill her… this guy is basically a fucking psycho.
After Hyland broke up with Prokop, she claims he “relentlessly bombarded me with vile, threatening and emotionally disturbing texts and voice mails including his own suicide threats.”
Hyland says Prokop entered a rehab facility in August — but he got out on Sept. 21st … and claims the director of the facility contacted her and told her it would be in her best interest to get a restraining order against him due to his mental state and attitude against her.
Wow. This guy sounds like such a sweetheart. Unfortunately, people this nuts aren’t usually deterred by a restraining order, so I’m sure he’ll end up being arrested in the coming days for continuing to be a psycho. In the meantime, hopefully Sarah stays safe and is not ever alone at her house. Unfortunate that some people are so messed up, but I feel like we’re seeing it more and more these days…