Matthew Prokop & Sarah Hyland Breakup Details — ‘Modern Family’ Star Terrified Of Ex
Before Sarah filed the restraining order on Sept. 21, “[Matthew would] call and text her constantly and had even said some strange things about her and her dog. [It was] terrifying Sarah and she just wanted him to stop and for it to all go away,” a source told Star magazine.
In an effort to win back Sarah, Matthew reportedly sought treatment for marijuana and alcohol abuse.
“Matthew has been doing everything he can to remain in Sarah’s life,” the source said. “But Sarah wants nothing to do with him and has even packed up all his belongings and shipped them back to his family’s home in Texas.”
When Matt got out of rehab on Sept. 21, the director of the facility reportedly called Sarah and advised her to get a restraining order against him “due to his mental state and attitude against her,” according to TMZ.
“It’s all getting to be too much. At this point, she is beyond creeped out,” the source added.
Sarah Hyland: I Was Scared & In Fear For My Life
In court docs obtained by TMZ, Sarah claimed that Matt verbally and physically abused her during the last four years of their relationship.
She also claimed that Matt held her up against a car during an argument about her outfit in May 2014, allegedly choking her and calling her: “c**t, c**t, c**t.”
“His grip was so tight that I could not breathe or speak. I was scared and in fear for my life,” Sarah also said in the docs. Sarah claimed she suffered voice injuries and had a “very sore throat following this event,” according to TMZ.
Furthermore, Sarah reportedly asked TV mom Julie Bowen to come to her house and help “peacefully end the relationship” with Matt in late August. However, when Matt arrived and realized what was happening, he “ran outside into the backyard and began screaming” and threw a lighter at Sarah, TMZ reports.
Julie allegedly told Sarah to leave her home because it no longer seemed safe. Julie reportedly believed Matt was a danger to Sarah.
According to the restraining order, Matt must stay at least 100 feet away from the actress and her dog at all times.
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— Chris Rogers