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Ariel Winter

I Can Work Without

My Mother's Help

11/8/2012 10:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ariel Winter refused to miss work this morning ... despite the family drama in her personal life ... and soldiered over to the "Modern Family" set without her mother.

We broke the story ... the 14-year-old actress, who plays Alex Dunphy on the show, was removed from her mother's care by a judge in the wake of serious allegations of physical and emotional abuse.

Ariel is now in the care of her older sister Shanelle -- who has temporary guardianship over the actress. Her mother, Chrystal, has been ordered to stay at least 100 yards away.

This morning, Ariel hitched a ride to work with a female companion ... sporting a brave face in front of the media.

The family is due back in court on Nov. 20.

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KERRY WHITE    

her mom is crystal her sister is Shanelle

652 days ago
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gutsygirl    

Okay, we have the story. Now leave her alone, she's just a kid.

652 days ago
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twinsies    

Hopefully, she will stay strong. She seems to have a good head on her shoulders.

652 days ago
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northern gypsy    

i believe her...give this brave girl some justice and grant her emancipated minor status...

652 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

TMZ leave this girl alone. She is 16 years old for Gods sake and is going through one of the most traumatic experiences a child could possibly go through.
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For once Harvey, have an iota of class and realize that you following her around is only exacerbating a very bad situation for this child.
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IN OTHER WORDS, LEAVE HER THE FUQUE ALONE YOU BAS TARDS

652 days ago
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ohboy    

I'm calling BULLSH*t on these abuse allegations.

652 days ago
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fresera    

Regardless of how mature this little girl may seem on the show, she is still 14 years old in real life and a child. STOP taking her picture as she struggles through personal, family problems. An adult might not be able to cope, so imagine this child. Leave her alone.

652 days ago
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DaveT    

Glad to see TMZ covering this and therefore spreading awareness of child abuse...while most of the mainstream ignores it.
Women commit the majority of child abuse and child murders.
While feminist groups try and hide the abusive mother statistics and claim it's not important...at the same time they insist that informing the public of abusive fathers is important.
Hmmm...
Kids, including daughters such as this one, deserve to be heard, deserve to have their pain acknowledged when they're neglected or abused at the hands of a woman.
...not pushed aside and ignored while feminist-influenced mainstream media sources refuse to admit the abusive mothers exist.

652 days ago
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Joey    

Cute kid Too bad these stage parents are such A$$ Holes. Look what happened o McCauley Colkin He ended up with Michael Jackson and he divorced his parents. Now is is just a memory

652 days ago
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Lo From Wisco    

Nothing to do with this story, but I adore her Stones sweater. I have the same one from Urban Outfitters! Homegirl has good taste. Hope all works out well with her family. She is after all still a child. Best of luck to ya, kiddo.

652 days ago
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GeniusMachine    

She looks really tasty here.

652 days ago
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debs53    

Remember we don't get to pick our parents. Keep your head held high.

652 days ago
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Joanie    

I love TMZ. This is the first time that I question your reporting. This is a minor child going through a very serious family court issue. I think it is irresponsible for you guys to put this as a news story. I hope you all get a chance to check your moral and ethical compass on this one and leave this girl out of the news reports. She has done nothing to get this kind of unwanted attention and you are adding to her pain.

652 days ago
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Cheryl    

She's 14 years old. Leave her alone. She's still a child. Find someone your own age, not your mentality, to pick on.

652 days ago
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DaDude    

Sounds like that poor mom has a bunch of mouthy kids.

652 days ago
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