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Ariel Winter

Settlement

With Mom in the Works

12/12/2012 9:05 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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9:14 AM PDT
:  Based on our sources and conversations at the courthouse, it's becoming clear ... Ariel's sister, Shanelle, will become her guardian and the mother will essentially lose custodial rights.

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Sources tell us Ariel Winter and her mother, Chrystal Workman, have worked out a settlement in the "Modern Family" star's guardianship case -- and attorneys for both sides are hammering out details right now ... TMZ has learned.

We're told the lawyers are in the courthouse where a hearing was scheduled to go down today ... possibly to determine if Ariel's mom or her older sister Shanelle Gray would be granted permanent guardianship.

Chrystal is waiting outside the courtroom, and just said loudly ... "They're stripping everything from me."

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Shanelle has been Ariel's guardian since allegations surfaced back in October that Chrystal was emotionally and physically abusing Ariel.

Story developing ...

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16.

She's baaaack    

Whatever. This whole family and their feud is totally boring and inconsequential. Almost every child star out there today is interchangeable so who cares what goes on with her? Bring on the next.

642 days ago
17.

amyy555    

Wonder how much that mother of the year will try n sue Ariel for? Ya know...to keep herself in the lifestyle shes accustomed to. Loser!

642 days ago
18.

Buckaroobonzai    

one could say they are stripping everything from you, most would say you've thrown it all away.

642 days ago
19.

badgerlaw    

why isn't this case sealed it involves a child custody decision on abuse. There is no reason for it to be public

642 days ago
20.

Sunset Strip Dealer    

No wire hangers

642 days ago
21.

WOW SO SAD     

http://tnij.org/tmfl

642 days ago
22.

jayman419    

Time to find yourself a man and cook up another paycheck, Crystal. Maybe you've learned something from having two of your kids taken away, and you can finally retire on the next one.

642 days ago
23.

tleeg    

Her mother is a MILF

642 days ago
24.

cokeandpilates    

I think that Crystal Workman has been a show biz mom for so long, that she only sees her kids as marketable commodities, not human beings who need a loving and supportive parent who can see past the dollar signs. Verbal and physical abuse are unacceptable. No child deserves to be treated like that. She derserves to lose custody. I hope that Ariel and Shanelle get into counseling to start healing. Her comment about being "stripped of everything" only goes to show that she's more concerned about herself than her daughter. She makes me sick.

642 days ago
25.

lisam    

Chrystal needs to get off her fat ass and get a job......

642 days ago
26.

princessavenger    

x

641 days ago
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