Modern Family Star Ariel Winter Subjected to Emotional Abuse, Says Judge

Truth rating: 10

By Michael Lewittes


Ariel Winter, the 14-year-old “Modern Family” star who was removed from her mom’s house following abuse allegations, will remain in the care of her older sister Shanelle Workman for several weeks more after a judge determined on Tuesday that her mom Crystal Workman should not regain custody of her daughter.

In his ruling, Judge Michael Levanas noted that the L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services determined Winter had been subjected to some emotional abuse, but that allegations of physical abusive were “inconclusive.”

The Department of Children and Family Services also recommended that the actress’ older sister be given permanent guardianship of Winter.

A trial to decide that issue is slated for December 12.

Crystal Workman has denied abusing her daughter.

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