The ‘Modern Family’ star, who was removed from her mom’s home in October due to reported abuse, is apparently engaging in a sexual relationship with an adult — and her mom is claiming it’s the reason behind the ‘false’ abuse allegations.
Ariel Winter has accused her mom Chrisoula Workman of physical and emotional abuse, and a judge granted her request to be taken out of the home on Oct. 3. But Charisoula is firing back, saying the “false” claims of abuse are because she is preventing her daughter from seeing her 18-year-old boyfriend.
“My fourteen-year-old daughter has been dating an eighteen-and-a-half-year-old man, and when I caught them engaging in behavior that I feel my daughter is too young mentally and physically to understand and fully grasp I put a stop to it immediately,” Chrisoula said in a statement on Nov. 8.
“I love my daughter very much. I would never abuse her in any way and I have always tried my best to always protect her and do what is right for her,” she added.
Chrisoula hasn’t released the identity of the boyfriend, but she filed a report with the LA County Sheriff’s Department to open an investigation on statutory rape, based on an alleged Sept. 24 incident where she claims she caught Ariel in bed with her boyfriend.
TMZ is reporting that law enforcement is skeptical of Charisoula’s claims, and doesn’t believe a sexual relationship took place.
Ariel’s older sister Shanelle is seeking legal guardianship of her younger sister — and control of her $500,000 estate — and Charisoula must stay 100 yards away from Ariel until the next guardianship hearing on Nov. 20.
— Christina Stiehl
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