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Ariel Winter

Removed from Home

After Parental Abuse Allegations

11/7/2012 1:30 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Ariel Winter, the 14-year-old actress who plays Alex Dunphy on "Modern Family," has been removed from her home by a judge in the wake of serious allegations of physical and emotional abuse by her mother ... court sources tell TMZ.

There's a report Ariel is seeking legal emancipation from her mom so she can be with her boyfriend, but that report is false.

Court sources tell us ... on October 3rd, after a guardianship hearing, a judge determined the allegations that Ariel was being physically and emotionally abused by her mother Chrystal Workman were serious enough that the judge placed Ariel in a temporary guardianship with her older sister Shanelle Gray. Our sources tell us ... mama Chrystal was ordered to stay 100 yards away from Ariel.

Ironically, we've learned Shanelle suffered the same alleged abuse as Ariel.  Nearly two decades ago, the Department of Children and Family Services removed her from Chrystal's home based on similar abuse allegations. Law enforcement sources tell us ... D.C.F.S. placed Shanelle in foster care for more than 2 years. She never went back to her mother.

According to court records, the judge has set another hearing for November 20.

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Melissa1987    

U guys are going crazy with this red outline thingy. Sure its a serious story but really not something explosive.

658 days ago
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cherry    

Aww poor baby, I hope she doesn't turn into another messed up child actor because of what her mom did to her.

658 days ago
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Truth    

DAMN, 2 DECADES AGO? HOW OLD IS THE MOM?? BETTER YET HOW OLD IS THE SISTER??? IF 20YRS AGO SHANELLE WAS AROUND 10 THAT MAKES HER 30+ YRS OLD TODAY. THE MOM MUST BE IN HER 50'S. DAAAAMN...! #TRUTH!!

658 days ago
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탑 TOP    

저년 미친년이야

658 days ago
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tarantulacookies    

Stage parents. They are all money hungry. They drive their kids to drugs, depression, and suicide. Good for her get out while you can!

658 days ago
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GeniusMachine    

She can come stay with me. I'll make some room in the bed so she has a place to sleep. She's a little cutie!

658 days ago
22.

jenny ruby    

is this about jeffrey??
when do i get him??

658 days ago
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Deviant    

She seems like such a sweet girl, it's so sad. I hope things change for the better, there's nothing worse than being broken down at home. I hope she can stay with her sister and get the support she needs.

658 days ago
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Glory Bee    

DAVET: You nailed it 100%.

658 days ago
25.

get real    

Who encouraged her to get into acting and took her around to auditions?

658 days ago
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jewelgrl    

I wish this girl the best and hope everything works out for her. Very sad.

658 days ago
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658 days ago
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rhode    

It's sad that a mother's greed turns her against her child.

658 days ago
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Jennifer    

This is sad. I really hope that it all works out for her. There was a known problem with the older sibling yet nothing was done. Being on a hit show, someone should have been looking out for her anyway since there is the possibility of the mother screwing with her money. This is another instance of child abuse that could have been prevented.

658 days ago
30.

Mali    

Shes so pretty. Why do celebrity parents think that hey can rule they kids. If shes smart enough (which I hope she is) she would stay away from her mother. And make sure you tie the mothers tubes.

658 days ago
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