Ariel Winter from 'Modern Family' removed from home after abuse allegations
Actress Ariel Winter, who plays bookworm Alex Dunphy on Modern Family, has been removed from her home after allegations of physical and emotional abuse by her mother, TMZ reports. The 14-year-old is in a temporary guardianship with her older sister, Shanelle Workman, by order of a judge.
The site says an Oct. 3 guardianship hearing led to the move, with mother Crystal Workman ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from Ariel. TMZ says other reports that Ariel sought emancipation from her mother in order to live with a boyfriend are false.
Sister Shanelle apparently was placed in foster care herself almost 20 years ago for similar abuse. She never returned to Crystal's care. Another hearing has been set for Nov. 20, the site says.
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