Police have confirmed that a man has been charged with indecently assaulting a visiting celebrity from the US television show Modern Family.
Actress Sarah Hyland had been posing for photographs outside a hotel in The Rocks when she complained of being touched inappropriately.
Assistant Police Commission Mark Murdoch will not confirm if the man allegedly involved was drunk at the time.
“A young man was arrested as a consequence of that incident last night and he has been charged and is before the courts,” he said.
“It was an isolated incident. There were some underlying issues which contributed to the incident if I can say that but as I say it’s before the court and I don’t want to really say too much more about that.”
Hyland, 23, tweeted about the incident last night.
“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,” she tweeted.