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Ariel Winter

Back In Court Fighting Mom

Now Dad's On My Side, Too

10/3/2013 12:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Modern Family" star Ariel Winter now says her father is taking HER side -- opposing her mother, Chrystal Workman, in the battle over Ariel.

Ariel says in court docs -- obtained by TMZ -- daddy Glenn is happy that her big sis Shanelle is Ariel's guardian.  Up to this point Glenn sided with his estranged wife. 

Ariel doesn't say why her dad has flip-flopped, but it's interesting ... he's not asking to become the responsible parent.  He's happy that Shanelle has assumed that role.

There was a hearing today ... nothing set in stone, but the judge said when everyone goes to court to fight it out over who gets custody of Ariel ... his inclination is that Ariel should NOT be forced to testify, because she's a 15-year-old girl and forcing her on the stand could be psychologically detrimental.

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All Heart    

This woman just doesn't get it. The harder you push your family the further you push them away.


Pull your head out and take a good look at yourself. It's either YOU or everyone else in the world. Do the math.

385 days ago
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Carl    

She really needs to petition the court for emancipation. That would essentially make her an adult and break any of the legal ties a parent would usually have over a child. Then she can keep on living with her sister without mom causing this much trouble.

385 days ago
3.

Cherie    

She needs to turn 18 already!

385 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

how dare a mother set bounderies for her underage girl telling her she isnt allowed to sleep with an older guy under her roof.how dare she.didnt she know that this is liberal nation now.we are supposed to just turn our heads and let our little teen daughters do what ever they please because they feel empowered by doing so?

385 days ago
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Dead account Delete at will    

Still don't give 2 s**ts about these people or who they are.

385 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

whaaaaaaaaaa mommy wont let me **** my much older bf under her room.ill run away from home...that pretty much sums up ariel..see the pictures of ariel with hers sister.wearing shorts so short you can literally see her butt cheeks.sister has no boundaries set for her.so of course she loves it there.

385 days ago
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jackmama311    

hey dumb woman, take the hint.

385 days ago
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WhyNot    

Ariel is 15 yr old, a major television star, earning big money. In Canada a kid over the age of 12 can request to live with someone else, so why are the courts still allowing this fruit loop to mess with Ariel's life? It's obvious, she does NOT want to live with her mother. Make Mommy Dearest go away!

385 days ago
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Italia    

If Ariel is happy where's she at, with her sister, why do they keep this going? My guess is Mom wants to control Ariel's money, nothing more.

385 days ago
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Wow ...    

Best wishes to Ariel.

385 days ago
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Harriet    

Mother needs to understand that her actions are not working. She should back off and shut up. I have raised two children and know that pushing too hard for too long is counter-productive.

385 days ago
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Jamey Hunter    

The girl is 15 and old enough to decide where she wants to live. She is so obviously discontent with her mother that no judge in their right mind would force her to live with him. The mother has to be financially motivated to push this hard to get this kid back.

385 days ago
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tmz addict    

dont expose her to that shes going to think shes sexually abused by like her mom or something

385 days ago
14.

John T.    

Mom needs to get a job, where does ma get the money for all this court and attorney crap. The gal wants her hands on the daughters $$$ and isn't giving up.

385 days ago
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Truth    

CAN A PSYCH DOC ASSESS THE WANNABE MOMAGER?? IMMA BETTING SOME 5150 GOIN ON THERE. #TRUTH!!

385 days ago
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