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Ariel Winter's Mom

I NEVER Called

My Daughter Fat

11/9/2012 11:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ariel Winter's mother told the court ... she NEVER trashed her daughter or called her fat ... despite allegations to the contrary ... TMZ has learned.

Chrystal Workman filed a declaration with the court, obtained by TMZ, in which she fires back at allegations made by Ariel's older sister Shanelle ... that Chrystal would constantly say horrible things to Ariel.

In the docs, Chrystal says, "The allegations in [Shanelle's] petition are untrue. I have never put Ariel down or told her that she is overweight."

In fact, Chrystal says she constantly told her daughter that she is "smart, beautiful and talented."

"Since birth, I have loved and cared for Ariel in all her physiological and emotional needs," Chrystal says ... adding, "I have always been her caretaker and looked out for her best interests."

We broke the story ... Shanelle was awarded temporary guardianship of Ariel over allegations that Chrystal physically and emotionally abused Ariel. Chrystal has denied the allegations.

In the docs, Chrystal also claims Shanelle is only using Ariel as a "stepping stone to further her own career as an actress."

Chrystal says Ariel makes $75k per week from "Modern Family" alone ... and is concerned Shanelle will misuse the money to buy herself a new house.

In the docs, Chrystal says her relationship with Ariel went south when she found out her 14-year-old daughter was involved in a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old man.


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I really hope the judge in this case puts a gag order on the mother.

715 days ago

Pastor wyler emellio    

please stop with this one cares its lame

715 days ago


If you wait a few hours, you might have enough 'New Info' for an entire paragraph TMZ!

715 days ago

two cents    

This story bores meto tears! Please stop TMZ. She is hardly the first teenage daughter to have a fight with her mother. Move on!! This isn't news.

715 days ago

탑 TOP    

Well the mom's obese, so...

715 days ago


well she os no taking care of her physiological and emotional needs by doing this! they need to shut this woman up

715 days ago


How many stories do we need to have about this family? She said, no, she said, but she said, and she said. Nobody cares.

715 days ago


TMZ, please stop this coverage. This is about a child. She may be on a very popular TV show, but she's still a child and having her very personal business being publicized is likely contributing to damaging her well being.

715 days ago

James R. - Los Angeles    

Is this going to be the new lohan mother-daughter bullsh*t for 2013?

715 days ago


Since the older sister was also removed from her care, permanently, I believe the sisters' versions. I think mom is worried about losing her cash cow.

715 days ago

Matt Scott    

This is far more interesting. Insane Dodgeball Kill :)

715 days ago


Sounds like mommie dearest angry she lost control of her cash cow. Resorted to making horrible lies to get back control/custody of her daughter.
Advice to Chrystal Workman - Get a job you lazy excuse for a human being.

715 days ago


I'm not to familiar with these people but why hasn't the cops arrested her 18 year old boyfriend? 14 years old? That's just disgusting.

715 days ago


Say goodbye to your meal ticket, you creepy old lady!

715 days ago


I really dont know who this little girl is since i dont watch the show. i give her family about 2 years until they are all broke and then making up.

715 days ago
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