A man who allegedly groped Modern Family star Sarah Hyland at a Sydney red carpet function has appeared briefly in court.
The 29-year-old man is charged with indecently assaulting the 23-year-old actress at a Qantas red carpet cocktail event while Hyland was in Sydney in February to shoot an episode of the popular comedy series.
Hyland, who plays oldest sibling Haley Dunphy in the series, was seen leaving the event in tears after allegedly being groped while signing autographs.
The accused man appeared briefly in Downing Centre Local Court on Friday.
His lawyer sought an adjournment and asked for an interpreter from the disability rights services to be present at the accused's next court appearance on April 17.