Sarah Hyland And Matt Prokop: 'Modern Family' Star Files Restraining Order, Claims Abuse [VIDEO]

11:13 AM EDT 9/24/2014 by Jamie Dinar, Celebeat Reporter

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Sarah Hyland has filed a temporary restraining order against her allegedly abusive ex-boyfriend.

Sarah Hyland May File Restraining Order Against Abusive Ex-Boyfriend

The Modern Family star claims she has been involved in an abusive relationship with Matthew Prokop for the last four years. The pair were together for five years, but split in late August.

According to court documents, Hyland experienced both verbal and physical abuse from Prokop. In one instance, Prokop reportedly pinned Hyland to a car during an argument over her outfit, choking her while screaming, "c**t, c**t, c**t," TMZ reported on Sept. 22.

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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," she said in the documents. She also said she suffered injuries to her voice and had a "very sore throat following this event."

The documents further revealed that Hyland confided in her co-star and TV mom Julie Bowen. Hyland said she bought Prokop a plane ticket to send him home to Texas, but when he arrived and saw Bowen present, he apparently freaked. He "ran outside into the backyard and began screaming," according to the docs.

Hyland said Bowen stepped in when he threw a lighter at her, and told the 23-year-old actress to leave the house for safety.

After the couple went their separate ways in August, Hyland claims she has received "vile, threatening and emotionally disturbing texts and voicemails, including his own suicide threats," she said. He has also threatened to set one of her homes on fire, and threatened she would never see her dog again.

Prokop entered a rehab facility in August, but was let out Sept. 21. Hyland claims the director of the facility contacted her, advising she obtain a restraining order against him.

The L.A. judge approved the temporary restraining order, requiring Prokop to stay at least 100 yards away from Huland.

Check out the video below to see Prokop guest star on Modern Family

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