News

Man arrested for allegedly groping ‘Modern Family’ star

Man arrested for allegedly groping ‘Modern Family’ star

'MODERN FAMILY:': Sarah Hyland who plays Haley Dunphy from the U.S. TV series Modern Family arrives on the red carpet during a social event in Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Feb. 20. The series cast are in Sydney to shoot the Australian episodes. Photo: Associated Press/Rob Griffith

A male fan has been arrested for groping actress Sarah Hyland at an event in Australia this week.

The “Modern Family” star was posing with fans at a party at The Sebel Pier One in Sydney on Tuesday, when an unidentified male, who asked her for a picture, grabbed her breast.

Following the incident, the 23-year-old abruptly left the venue and took to Twitter.com to apologize for leaving early.

She wrote on Thursday, “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.”

Police officials confirm the man has since been arrested.

A spokesperson tells MailOnline.com, “A man is assisting police with investigations following an alleged indecent assault of a woman yesterday. It is alleged the man indecently assaulted the 23-year-old woman … A 29-year-old man was arrested. Police are continuing their investigations.”

Recent Headlines

2 hours ago in Entertainment

The pouting male models are back for ‘Zoolander 2’

Fresh
25-overlay-1

Derek and Hansel are back.

2 hours ago in Entertainment

TV producers may start making you wait for new shows online

hulu

Cord-cutters beware: You might have to wait longer for new TV.

3 hours ago in Music

Peter Cetera turns down Chicago Hall of Fame induction

petercetera

Cetera quit the band in 1985 but fans were hoping for a reunion this spring.

3 hours ago in Music

Billy Gibbons starring in reality TV series

billygibbons

The ZZ Top star is headed to TV in a series about restoring classic cars.

3 hours ago in Entertainment

‘Orange is the New Black’ star sues NYC

tarynmanning

Taryn Manning is suing the city of New York, accusing police officers of wrongfully arresting her in 2014.