Ariel Winter's mother is fighting back.
The Modern Family star and her sister have alleged physical and emotional abuse from their mother Christina Workman.
But Christina says she was just being a mom. According to a source in the court, Christina claimed she caught 14-year-old Ariel and her 18-year-old boyfriend Cameron Palatas in bed and threw him out. Christina says:
"[I] caught them engaging in behavior that I feel my daughter is too young mentally and physically to understand.
I put a stop to it immediately. I filed charges against him because legally he is an adult and if he wants to engage in adult behavior with a minor than he should also be ready to suffer adult consequences for his actions and poor judgment.
I will not apologize for protecting my daughter, as she means the world to me and I will always be there for her and I will always protect her to the best of my ability until the day I die."
According to the court source, the judge didn't believe Mom's story because she didn't mention it to anyone until after the custody hearings began.
We're not sure what to think, but Christina trying to protect her daughter should NOT include hitting and bullying her, which is what the sisters claim.
We just hope the judge can sort out this mess!
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