According to TMZ, Ariel Winter, the 14-year-old star of Modern Family, has been removed from her home by a judge after her mother was accused of physical and emotional abuse. Court sources say that a judge declared that the abuse by her mother, Crystal Workman, was serious enough to remove Ariel from the home so that she could live with her sister, Shanelle Workman. Her mother has also been ordered to stay 100 yards away from Ariel.
The site is also reporting that Shanelle went through the same abuse from the mother and was removed from the home nearly two decades ago. She was in foster care for two years and never went back home. There is another court hearing set for November 20, but until then, Winter won’t be going anywhere near her mother. And the saga of the unfortunate personal lives of child stars marches on.