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Entries in Ariel Winter (5)

Thursday
Feb282013

Fifteen-Year-Old "Modern Family" Star Pulling in Hefty Salary

ABC/BOB D'AMICO(LOS ANGELES) -- How much money did you make when you were 15 years old?  Not as much as Modern Family star Ariel Winter is currently making at that age.

Winter, who plays Alex Dunphy on the ABC series, has renegotiated her contract and will make $6 million, according to RadarOnline.com, citing court documents.  She is presumably making that total per season.

The court documents state that "the minor’s professional career was protected from chronic and unwarranted interference by the mother, which had prevented the minor’s execution of a renegotiated contract for her starring role in the television sitcom, Modern Family, which contract has a value in excess of $6,000,000.”

Last year, Winter was removed from her mother's home due to abuse allegations.  As part of a custody settlement reached in December, Winter is living with her adult sister, Shanelle Gray.

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Tuesday
Dec112012

"Modern Family" Star's Mom Sues for Defamation

ABC/JORDIN ALTHAUS(LOS ANGELES) -- Chrisoula Workman -- the mother of Modern Family co-star Ariel Winter who lost custody of her 14-year-old actress daughter over abuse allegations -- has fired a legal salvo related to the situation, E! reports.

According to a defamation lawsuit filed in a Los Angeles courtroom on Monday, Workman is targeting Matthew Borlenghi, who called her "an abusive monster" in a posting on the Los Angeles Times website.

Borlenghi is reportedly an associate of Shanelle Gray, Winter's adult sister.  Gray was awarded temporary custody of her sister in November, when Los Angeles child protective authorities reportedly found evidence that Workman was emotionally abusive to the Modern Family star.

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Tuesday
Nov202012

"Modern Family" Star's Father Objects to Guardianship

ABC/BOB D'AMICO(LOS ANGELES) -- The father of 14-year-old Modern Family star Ariel Winter, who was removed from her mother's home last month due to allegations of abuse and was placed with her older sister, is objecting to the new arrangement.

According to TMZ.com, Winter's father, Glenn Workman, has filed an objection in which he states, "I am physically, emotionally, and financially capable of caring for my daughter, without limitation.  No evidence has been produced that suggests any detriment to Ariel associated with my father-daughter relationship with her."

Winter's adult sister, actress Shanelle Workman, gained temporary guardianship of her on Oct. 3 due to the allegations of emotional and physical abuse against her mother, Chrystal Workman.

Chrystal Workman is Glenn Workman's estranged wife.

Winter plays Alex Dunphy on Modern Family.

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Friday
Nov092012

"Modern Family's" Ariel Winter Returns to Set Amid Family Drama

ABC/BOB D'AMICO(LOS ANGELES) -- Modern Family star Ariel Winter returned to work Thursday to the Los Angeles studio where the popular ABC comedy is produced, reports eonline.com. 

A female friend picked up the 14-year-old actress at her older sister's house and drove her to the set.

TMZ.com reported this week that the Winter's 34-year-old sister, Shanelle Workman, gained temporary guardianship of Winter on Oct. 3 in the wake of allegations she was physically and emotionally abused by her mother, Crystal Workman.

Crystal Workman has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from the actress, who plays Alex Dunphy on Modern Family.  A hearing in the case is scheduled for Nov. 20.

TMZ says Crystal Workman released a statement Thursday saying, "I love my daughter very much.  I would never abuse her in anyway and I have always tried my best to always protect her and do what is right for her."

Her statement continued, "My fourteeen-year-old daughter has been dating an eighteen-and-a-half-year-old man, and when I caught them engaging in behavior that I feel my daughter is too young mentally and physically to understand and fully grasp I put a stop to it immediately."

Crystal Workman says she filed a police report.  TMZ cites an incident report filed with the L.A. County Sheriff's Department that states Crystal Workman walked in on Winter and the boyfriend in bed in a guest bedroom of her home on the night of Sept. 24. 

TMZ also reports that Crystal Workman's police report wasn't filed until two weeks after the alleged bedroom incident, and five days after she lost custody of her daughter.  Sources tell the gossip website the Sheriff's Special Victims' Bureau is investigating Crystal Workman's claims.

Crystal Workman also denied the abuse allegations to People magazine, saying, "I have my doctor's letter that my daughter's never been abused....I have stylists' letters that she's never been abused." People identifies her as Chris Workman.

TMZ also reported that Shanelle Workman was removed from Crystal Workman's home nearly 20 years ago due to similar allegations.  Shanelle Workman is also an actress whose credits include One Life to Live and Grey's Anatomy.

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Thursday
Nov082012

"Modern Family" Teen Star Removed from Home Due to Abuse Allegations

ABC/BOB D'AMICO(LOS ANGELES) -- Fourteen-year-old Modern Family star Ariel Winter has been placed in the home of her older sister following allegations that she was physically and emotionally abused by her mother.

According to TMZ.com, the actress' 34-year-old sister, Shanelle Workman, gained temporary guardianship of Winter on Oct. 3 due to the allegations against her mother, Crystal Workman.

Winter's mother has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from the actress, who plays Alex Dunphy on Modern Family.  A hearing in the case is scheduled for Nov. 20.

Crystal Workman denied the allegations to People magazine, saying, "I have my doctor's letter that my daughter's never been abused....I have stylists' letters that she's never been abused."  People identifies her as Chris Workman.

TMZ further reports that Shanelle Workman was removed from Crystal Workman's home nearly 20 years ago due to similar allegations.

Shanelle Workman is also an actress whose credits include One Life to Live and Grey's Anatomy.

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