Wow! This can't bode well for her lawsuit!
Ariel Winter's mother Chrystal Workman is hoping to regain custody of her daughter, but Chrystal's lawyer has just dropped the mother as a client!
The attorney Roy Penuela claimed the Modern Family actress's mother was making it "unreasonably difficult" for him to do his job, and the two were apparently fighting over money issues!
Which is weird because those seem like similar reasons why Ariel dropped her mother in the first place!
The actress cited emotional and physical abuse against her mother, and it definitely seems like the mother's lawyer witnessed some of that emotional abuse!
We're curious to see now if the mother Chrystal will hire a new lawyer, or just represent herself!
Either way — her chances of regaining custody seem like close to nil!
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This is like the family from hell!
Ariel Winter, who's been spotted with nothing but a smile on her face since her sister Shanelle Gray was granted custody of her, is hearing from her mother in the news again.
The Modern Family actress's mother Chrystal Workman has filed some unusual legal documents in which we guess she hopes to win custody of her daughter back.
She claims her daughter has made accusations against her of "sexual abuse or sexual molestation."
Here's the mother's response against these claims:
Ariel Winter is one of the rising young stars in television for her starring part on Modern Family.
Part of Ariel's appeal is her supreme cuteness!!!
But the little lady couldn't have always been this cute, right? Wrong!!!
Ariel shared a throwback picture of her as little girl with her big sis' Shanelle Workman!
Here's what she wrote in the picture's caption:
Ariel Winter, AKA Alex from Modern Family, AKA Sophia The First, is ready to take the next big step in life after fame — driving!
She got her learner's permit (she's only 15, you guys!), and she can now hit the road! You know, as long as she has a parent or guardian present!
Here's how she expressed her excitement:
We're SO excited for new episodes of television's best comedy!
And it looks like our wishes might come true!
Ariel Winter and Sarah Hyland were spotted in Los Angeles filming scenes for Modern Family!!!
And it's not just us — the cast is pumped too!
Here's what Sarah tweeted:
Modern Family’s Ariel Winter just can't stop the family drama!
Despite the 15-year-old's insistence that she's very happy living with her older sister slash guardian - Winter's older brother Jimmy Workman has filed legal documents asking to give him custody of Ariel Winter.
Jimmy claims Ariel's older sister Shanelle Gray is a bad role model for the television star who exploits the actress to promote her acting school.
He also claims Shanelle was in public "almost nude revealing her private parts," and eggs Ariel on to spend a lot of money for a party lifestyle.
Here's what the sister's lawyer said:
We may not be “too young,” but we most defs want one of these shirts!
Modern Family’s Ariel Winter stepped out in Studio City on Sunday for a day out at the local farmers market.
Ever the adoring aunt, the actress looked over sister Shanelle Gray’s kids Skylar and Parker while donning a HIGHlarious “Too Young For Ashton” t-shirt.
Wonder what Ashton Kutcher thinks of that!
Or maybe this is her way of saying she's NOT joining Two and a Half Men as Charlie's lesbian daughter!
With that said, it’s great to see Ariel out with her loved ones, especially given her current mama dramz!
Way to power through, lady!
[Image via VPA/AKM-GSI.]