The 14 year old Modern Family star has reportedly been removed from her mother’s care by a judge
Modern Family star Ariel Winter has been placed into her sister’s care by a judge amid abuse claims, according to TMZ.
The US website reported that Ariel’s mum, Chris Workman, was alleged to have slapped and emotionally abused the 14 year old and ordered to stay away from her.
Ariel, who has left her mother’s home, is now staying with her 34 year old sister Shanelle Gray – who is said to have made the allegations in a guardianship petition she filed last month.
Ariel, who plays teenager Alex Dunphy on the Emmy-winning TV comedy, is yet to make a statement, but her mum has already spoken out.
Chris told People in the US: “It’s all untrue, it’s all untrue. I have my doctor’s letter that my daughter’s never been abused. … I have stylists’ letters that she’s never been abused.”
Ariel’s brother Jimmy Workman is also said to have spoken out against the claims, telling US magazine: “There is no truth to these allegations. This is a mother who does everything for her kids.
“Chris misses Ariel and wants her to come home.”
Ariel’s sister Shanelle is also reportedly trying to change control of the Modern Family star’s earnings from an account her mother accesses to a blocked account.
It’s thought that the judge did not grant this, but may reconsider the decision at a later date.
Ariel will now apparently stay in her sister’s care until a hearing on November 20.
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