Sarah Hyland, known for her role as oldest sibling Haley
Dunphy in the award-winning comedy series, was posing for a
photograph with a fan outside a venue in downtown Sydney when he
allegedly groped her chest.
New South Wales state police said a 29-year-old man had been
arrested at the scene and charged with indecent assault.
Hyland left the event early, later writing on Twitter: "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
Her partner, actor Matt Prokop, also took to Twitter to condemn
the incident, saying one person had ruined the event for all the
other fans there.
"Modern Family", a mockumentary-style show about an
unconventional extended family, won its fourth consecutive Emmy
for best comedy series in September.
The cast has caused a stir of excitement with a number of public
appearances since arriving in Australia earlier his week. They
are scheduled to shoot scenes for a special holiday episode in
Sydney, Hayman Island and the Great Barrier Reef.
(Reporting by Thuy Ong; editing by
Matt Siegel and Paul Tait)
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