Sarah Hyland of Modern Family fame made headlines in surprising fashion this week when she filed for a restraining order against her ex Matthew Prokop.
The actress refused to comment on the matter further, though, referring questions to her attorney, who issued a statement on the topic last night:
"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."
Hyland claims that Matt Prokop threatened and verbally abused her, and even got physical with her during their relationship of several years.
She alleges that Prokop "pinned [her] against a car," and grabbed her throat. Prokop's "grip was so tight that I could not breathe or speak," she claims.
"I was scared and in fear for my life," Hyland writes.
He also reportedly threw a lighter at her and FREAKED when Sarah broke up with him, with her co-star Julie Bowen - on hand to help protect her - witnessing this.