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Ariel Winter

Keep Your Hands Off My Money, Mommie Dearest

1/28/2014 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"Modern Family" star Ariel Winter's mother got caught with her hand in the cookie jar ... allegedly breaking a court order by handling thousands of dollars worth of paychecks intended for her daughter.

Ariel's father Glenn Workman filed court docs claiming Chrystal Workman cashed one of Ariel's residual checks for $4,266.79 -- but here's the thing ... he's NOT accusing her of stealing the money.

According to the docs, Chrystal immediately deposited the money into an account for Ariel's production company. However, Ariel's dad says the 2012 agreement that gave him sole control of Ariel's finances prevents Chrystal from having anything to do with their daughter's earnings.

Glenn's worried Chrystal might have even fatter checks in her possession -- such as Ariel's "Modern Family" cheddar.

He's asking the court for a cease and desist order ... forcing her to hand over all checks, and blocking her from doing it again.



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Such a horrible, loathsome mother.

268 days ago


"Keep your hands OF my money"... Nice headline! TMZ, are you letting the first graders run the place again, or is it just your usual employees with 1st grade equivalency certificates?

268 days ago



268 days ago


I'm so glad that TMZ keeps us abreast of the situation between Ariel Winter and her fat, lazy mother. They're so interesting. Smh.

268 days ago

Clyde T.M. Nestra    

Dad sounds like he has his daughter' subset interests at heart. There's a reason for that court order on Mom. How is she getting her hands on ANY checks. Nip that in the bud.

268 days ago


I find it hard to believe your staff passed high school TMZ judging by the headline

268 days ago

Your S&M Girlfriend    

Why aren't these young wage earners making big bucks have independent trusts in place to siphon the money they make? I guess that would make it too hard for all the bloodsuckers to make their money on the hard work of the kid.

268 days ago


Seriously? All I am hearing here is Daddy Dearest and Mommy Dearest are fighting over who gets to control their daughters money. Neither one of them should have control!

268 days ago

Jimmy Rustle    

Direct deposit would be a simple fix.

268 days ago

Retail Queen    

This girl has a $6 million contract and a net worth of $4 million for a teenager! Her mother is a disgrace for putting her greedy hands on any of it! I hear the crew was disturbed by her actions on set and happy she's not around anymore. She seems to have a good support system around with Dad and big Sis. Keep your head up Ariel!

268 days ago


Mommy dearest.

268 days ago


Checks? She needs to do an immediate accounting of her pay and put a stop payment to all those checks with funding to be directed to her trust. This girls is old enough to declare emancipation and be an independent minor living with her sister until she can live on her own. She has no mental issues to require her parents to be near her money which appear their to be their focus.

This hasn't happened yet because this family drama is good copy and all of them just seem to want to keep it going. In what universe does the dad conclude he's got control of her money?

268 days ago


I want to take care of Ariel, I will take really good care of her!

268 days ago

bring back recent posts    

These cheques must be the amount that isn't protected by the Coogan Act. Her lawyers need too get a direct deposit set-up , and make sure mother can't get her mitts on her funds anymore, something doesn,t make sense here. Poor girl.

268 days ago


Everyone's complaining about the spelling errors. I'm an excellent proofreader!! May I please get a job, TMZ? (I'm serious too :0) ) lol

268 days ago
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