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Sarah Hyland inappropriately groped by male fan

By Rachel Grant,
Hyland leaves a 'Modern Family' event early due to an unruly fan

Sarah Hyland abruptly left an Australian Modern Family event after she was inappropriately touched by a male fan.

According to E! Online, Hyland became extremely emotional after she was posing for a picture with the fan, and he reached over and groped her breast.

According to an eyewitness at the party, which took place at Sydney's Sebel Pier One, Hyland immediately pushed the man away and screamed at him, "don't touch me there!" After her reaction, security got involved with the situation.

According to Washington Post, the man was arrested and charged with assault with an act of indecency. He was released on bail and is scheduled to appear in court March 14.

Hyland, 23, took to her Twitter account after the incident.

"Sorry to all the fans outside the #qantas event that I didn't get to say hi to but I had to leave due to an inappropriate touch of a fan," Hyland tweeted.

Other Modern Family stars who were also at the event included Ariel Winter, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet.

Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

 
 

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