Yesterday we brought you the depressing news that Ariel Winter, the 14-year-old actress who plays Alex Dunphy on Modern Family, got removed from her home due to allegations that her mother physically and emotionally abused her.
Within hours her mother, Chris Workman, made a statement to People that she did not abuse her daughter. In fact, she has evidence that she didn’t do it.
“It’s all untrue, it’s all untrue…I have my doctor’s letter that my daughter’s never been abused. … I have stylists’ letters that she’s never been abused.”
Regardless of her evidence, the court says she’s not currently allowed to contact her daughter. In the meantime, Ariel’s living with her older sister (and fellow actress) Shanelle Gray. The silver lining of this entire story is that Ariel appears to be incredibly close with her sister and her two adorable nieces.
A quick look at her Twitter shows tons of fun photos of the family hanging out together in recent weeks. So we can at least know that she appears to be in a good, safe and loving place right now.
(Photos: Thomas Janssen, Pacificcoastnews.com/Twitter)