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Ariel Winter's Mom

Gunning for Entire 'Modern Family' Cast

2/13/2014 1:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0213_modern_family_abcAriel Winter's mom wants to drag the entire cast of "Modern Family" into a custody war ... trying to force them on the stand and tell the judge she's not a terrible mother. 

Chrystal Workman wants a small village of witnesses to testify, including Ed O'Neill, Julie Bowen, Sofia Vergara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Angela Gould and Diane Rodriguez.

Workman also wants ABC Network Prez Paul Lee and show producer Steve Levitan.

In all, Workman wants to call 83 witnesses.

And get this ... she doesn't have a lawyer so she would be grilling them herself.

If it happens ... Ariel will turn 18 before the trial is over. Thing is ... the judge has pretty much made it clear ... ain't gonna happen.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

This show is disgusting

163 days ago
2.

All Heart    

Oh Crystal, you're a greedy, sad, pathetic woman. If you're only goal in life is to steal from your daughter, well, I have news for you: her show, agent, manager and lawyer are all going to protect her from your grubbing paws.

You're going to lose your relationship with your daughter for the rest of your life. You're really willing to do that over money? You'll deny Ariel her own mother? Deny her children their grand mother? All over money?

If you want cash that bad ... earn it!

163 days ago
3.

taz    

I feel for this girl. Just because someone is blood, they can still be toxic. The mom seems like a nut, so I hope Ariel has other people she can count on so she can cut mom loose. Sad situation.

163 days ago
4.

elpablo    

What is most disturbing about this picture and the show in general, is how they try to portray the two sodomites as somehow being normal. Further, they inject a poor child into the mix. That is flat out child abuse. What a disgust!

163 days ago
5.

Wow ...    

The mere fact this "mother" wants to harrass her daughters coworkers is further evidence she doesn't have Ariel's best interest at heart. Most parents sacrifice themselves for their children, this woman wants them to sacrifice for her - at any cost to them. Shame on her. Shame.

163 days ago
6.

MrHarryBawls2016    

****JIMMY FALLON WILL SUCK AS THE NEW HOST OF THE TONITE SHOW. WHO WOULD BE BETTER??? WELL GANG, HERE IS A LIST:

1 Alan Thicke
2. Byron Allen
3. Ed Begley Jr.
4. Melissa Rivers
5. Gary Glitter
6. Sinbad
7. Paula Poundstone
8. Charo
9. Adam Rich
10. Steve Wilkos
11. Wendy Williams
12. Louie Anderson
13. Rolf Harris
14. Rob Ford
15. Dustin Diamond
16. Tila Tequila
17. Jan Michael Vincent
18. Vanilla Ice
19. Emmanual Lewis
20. Nick Hogan
21. Michael Richards
22. Mel Gibson
23. Chaz Bono
24. Jeffrey Jones
25. Paul Reubens + Fred Willard (tie)
26. Jake LaMotta
28. Naomi Campbell
29. Robert Blake
30. Corey Feldman

163 days ago
7.

pseudonym    

You're pushing her farther away, you fat bitch. Not that you even care about Ariel. You just want her money. GET A JOB!!!

163 days ago
8.

She's baaaack    

What's up with that woman? Why doesn't she just get her own job?

163 days ago
9.

Ciganos01    

It's all about the money

163 days ago
10.

whitney    

Leave the other cast members out of it.

163 days ago
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dyls_E    

I feel so sorry for ariel. That would be so embarrassing to have all her work colleagues dragged into her mums twisted world. Creepy mum

163 days ago
12.

Rigby    

Man she is a nightmare. I would hate to have her as my mom.

163 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

This would be funny if she weren't Ariel's mother. Nothing like your co-stars and the world knowing your Mom is certifiable. Sad.

163 days ago
14.

bmsvds    

She has that A-Rod mentality.

163 days ago
15.

Patti    

Not sure what she hopes to achieve by this proposed court action as her daughter is never going to return to her willingly. Wonder if she will offer to drop the action for a large payoff from the network. Give it two years and I bet Ariel will be taking her to court for a full account of how her earnings were spent.

163 days ago
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