Modern Family star Sarah Hyland was posing with fans outside a cast party in Sydney, Australia Tuesday when a male fan reportedly got a little “handsy” Hyland became visibly emotional and teared up after the alleged fan grabbed her breast, E! News reports.
Security intervened after Hyland, 23, screamed:
“Don’t touch me there!”
New South Wales police have charged a 29-year-old man with assault with an act of indency in relation to Tuesday’s incident. Hyland took to Twitter to address her fans after she abruptly left the party.
Sarah’s longtime boyfriend, actor Matt Prokop, also tweeted strong words Tuesday following the incident.
“To the a**hole who assaulted Sarah tonight I hope to God you don’t see next week. All Sarah wanted to do tonight was say hi to the girls who were waiting outside one douche can ruin it for everyone. Goodnight.”