Child Protective Services has formally recommended that Ariel Winter's sister Shannelle Gray retain guardianship over the mother Chrisoula Workman and have said so in a official report.
"Social workers from the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services conducted extensive interviews with Ariel, her mother and her sister. At the conclusion of those exhaustive interviews and based on other evidence that social workers had, they have written a formal report for the judge handling the guardianship petition, and DCFS officials agree that her sister should remain as Ariel's guardian. The report will have substantial influence on the judge and officials from the department will be in court on Tuesday for the proceedings, and will testify about their report if called to do so. There are major concerns with the emotional abuse that Ariel's mother allegedly inflicted on her."
The official guardianship hearing is scheduled to begin on Tuesday morning, November 20.
Pretty substantial news!
In a VERY confusing case, this information is definitely the purest evidence yet that Ariel should stay with her sister.
It is all up the judge from here on out!!!
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