Modern Family Star Removed From Mother’s Care

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November 7, 2012 | 5:56pm EST

Modern Family star Ariel Winter has been removed from her mother’s home by a U.S. judge following allegations of abuse.
The 14 year old, who plays Alex Dunphy on the Emmy Award-winning show, attended a legal hearing on 3 October to outline claims her mother Crystal Workman was physically and emotionally abusive, and the actress’ elder sister Shanelle was subsequently granted temporary guardianship.
According to, the actress also obtained a protective order against her mom, which will remain in effect until their next court hearing, set for 20 November.