Ariel Winter’s Mom Denies Abuse, Son Has Her Back

Modern Family star Ariel Winter has a rocky relationship with her mother, but was there abuse?

On Wednesday Ariel was removed from the home she shares with her mother, Crystal Workman, following an October 3rd guardianship hearing where a judge determined the teen was being both physically and mentally abused by her mom.

The judge also ruled that Ariel’s mother must stay at least 100 feet away from her at all times.

That same day, the young star tweeted, “ALWAYS be strong. Stand up for yourself,” possibly hinting at what she has endured at home.

According to the Associated Press, court documents stated the “ongoing physical abuse” consisted of “slapping and hitting, as well as name-calling and personal insults.”

However, Ariel’s brother is standing by his mother’s side.

Us Weekly spoke with Winter’s brother, Jimmy Workman, about the allegations against their mother, and he claims they aren’t true.

“There is no truth to these allegations,” he said. “The allegations made 20 years ago are not true and the ones today are not true.”

There has to be some reason two children were removed from Crystal Workman‘s care.

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