Last month, Sarah Hyland and her boyfriend of five years, Matt Prokop, split.
TMZ just reported that Hyland had to get a restraining order against him after he physically and verbally abused her.
During one altercation, he choked her and repeatedly called her a "c**t." As a result she suffered throat injuries.
The actor was a guest star on Modern Family on their "Disneyland" episode in Season 3.
Matt Prokop, Sarah Hyland’s Ex Boyfriend: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know