Sarah Hyland’s Restraining Order Against Ex Matthew Prokop Reveals String of Violent Attacks

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Hyland at the SAG Awards
Check out Sarah Hyland on the 2011 SAG Awards red carpet.
We reported the news that Modern Family star Sarah Hylandhas been granted a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend and former co-star Matthew Prokop.

Now, details from that restraining order have been revealed, and they aren’t pretty.

On Aug. 11, the couple fought again, and Hyland said that’s when she reached out to Prokop’s mom in Texas.

When she was allegedly rebuffed (according to Sarah, Matt’s mom once said it would be the stunning starlet’s fault if he killed himself), Hyland turned to her on-screen mom Julie Bowen for help, and together they confronted Prokop on Aug. 16.

Hyland claims Prokop ran outside, began screaming and threw a lighter at her.

“Ms. Bowen spoke with him and then advised me to leave immediately, implying that it might not be safe for me to stay,” Hyland said in her filing.

Hyland claims in her statement that Prokop told Bowen “he wanted to make me so miserable that I would take a shotgun and kill myself.”

Later that day, Prokop allegedly texted Hyland saying he was outside another house she owned and demanded she meet him within 10 minutes or he would “drive through the garage door to get inside and set the house on fire.”

“He also threatened that if I did not comply, I would never see my dog again,” Hyland said.

The terrified actress said Prokop “relentlessly bombared” her with “vile, threatening and emotionally disturbing texts and voicemails including his own suicide threats.”

Hyland says Prokop entered a rehab facility in August. He was released on Sept. 21st. Hyland claims the director of the rehab facility contacted her to advise her to get a restraining order because of Prokop’s mental state and attitude against her.

An L.A. judge granted Hyland a temporary restraining order against Prokop after the director of the rehab center. Prokop is now required to stay at least 100 yards away from Hyland and her dog at all times.

Lee A. Sherman, Hyland’s attorney, released a statement to Access Hollywood on Wednesday.

“On September 19, 2014, Ms. Hyland obtained a Domestic Violence Temporary Restraining Order against Matthew Prokop. The documents filed speak for themselves. Out of respect for the court, the process and all parties, I have advised Ms. Hyland not to comment on the matter. We request that you respect the parties’ privacy during this time,” Sherman’s statement read.