Court blocks teen star of Modern Family, Ariel Winter, mum's access
Published 14/12/2012 | 05:00
The family of teenage actress Ariel Winter has agreed to counselling to resolve whether she will return to her parents' home or continue to live with her adult sister.
The accord came before the start of a trial over who would raise the Modern Family and ParaNorman star, with both sides appearing likely to air longtime family grievances and other issues in court. Winter's mother, Chrisoula Workman, has been accused of physically and emotionally abusing her 14-year-old daughter, claims she has vehemently denied.
For the next several months, Winter will continue living with her sister, Shanelle Gray, whose hand she held throughout court proceedings as a judge reviewed the agreement. Her father, Glenn Workman, has been given temporary control of his daughter's finances, and both parents agreed to undergo counselling with Winter and Gray to try to seek a long-term reunification.
The court agreement calls for Winter's mother to not have any involvement in her acting career.