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Ariel Winter's Mom

I Called Attorney "Moron" Because ...

11/9/2012 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Chrystal Workman is defending the verbal lashing she gave an attorney as a gut reaction to her daughter Ariel Winter being taken from her ... TMZ has learned.

TMZ broke the story ... during a guardianship hearing for the "Modern Family" star last month ... Chrystal yelled at Ariel's guardianship attorney and called her a "moron."

Sources close to the family tell us Chrystal was very upset because she felt like lies were being spewed in court about her parenting and she was fed up ... as she claims any mother would be.

As one source put it, "If someone were trying to take your child that you loved more than anything else away from you, wouldn't you react in a similar way?"

We're told Chrystal apologized in court shortly after the outburst.

As for why Chrystal waited 2 weeks to notify the Sheriff's Department -- about allegedly catching 14-year-old Ariel and the boyfriend in a sexual situation ... we're told she thought she could handle it privately like any other parent.

But we're told she thought she had no other choice after the guardianship hearing ... because she felt like Ariel -- and her older daughter Shanelle -- had ambushed her in court.

As we previously reported ... Shanelle now has temporary guardianship of Ariel.

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Treasure Beach Jamaica    

It is rather sad living in a world where parents can no longer talk to or discipline their child and It is rather sad when parents abuses their child and used them for the sake of fame or money.
It is sometimes always easy for the parent to look bad in this situation because the child is well known and beloved my millions. Maybe the mother can act or deal with her better but i also see where the child seem rebellious and want to make her own rules like she makes her own money. No mother should sit by and let their child do what they want at this age. If this was a woman who let her child does whatever she wants we wouldn't be hearing about this. In this case the child might learn the hard way just because she is stubborn. Maybe her sister is a wonderful person but when people is in search for fame and fortune it wont be so wonderful. There will be another story here even if the mother looses.

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