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Ariel Winter’s Mom Will Lose Custodial Rights In Legal Settlement

Wed, December 12, 2012 2:30pm EDT by 4 Comments
Ariel Winter Settlement Mom

The ‘Modern Family’ star and her mom finalized a settlement in their guardianship case — and Chrystal Workman was stripped of nearly all legal rights! Her older sister Shanelle Gray will be Ariel’s legal guardian, and her dad Glenn Workman will control her finances.

Ariel Winter, 14, and her mom Chrystal Workman finally reached a legal settlement on Dec. 12 outside of court regarding their very public legal guardianship battle, according to TMZ. The Modern Family star was removed from her mom’s home on Oct. 3 following emotional and physical abuse allegations — and won’t be returning.

According to TMZ, Chrystal was stripped almost entirely of her custodial rights, and Ariel’s older sister Shanelle Gray will be her permanent legal guardian.

“They’re stripping everything from me,” Chrystal said while waiting outside the California courtroom where the hearing is taking place, a source told TMZ.

Ariel’s father, Glenn Workman, will be controlling the child star’s finances and estate, TMZ is reporting, meaning Chrystal is cut out of just about everything.

History of Ariel’s abuse allegations

Ariel has been in her older sister’s care since Oct. 3 when a judge ruled that it was unsafe for Ariel to stay with her mom at the time. The guardianship petition stated Ariel was abused in the form of “vile name calling, personal insults about [her and her weight], attempts to ‘sexualize’ minor, deprivation of food, etc. for an extended period of time.”

And even though Chrystal accused her daughter of having inappropriate sexual relations with her 18-year-old boyfriend — she denied abusing her daughter.

“I want to say the horrible, untrue accusations are false and ridiculous.” Chrystal told E! News in November. “I have my doctor’s letter that my daughter’s never been abused…I have stylists’ letters that she’s never been abused.”

It sounds like the court is siding with Ariel and Shanelle.

What do YOU think of the settlement HollyMoms?


— Christina Stiehl

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