Is Ariel Winter's mom an abusive monster?
That's the question that may be at hand in a new lawsuit.
Crystal Workman lost temporary custody of the Modern Family actress to her other daughter Shanelle Gray, and seems to be lashing out at anyone within striking distance.
Now she's suing an actor friend of Shanelle's named Matthew Borlenghi for defaming her in public.
Matthew wrote in the comments section of an article in which Crystal accused Ariel of illegal sexual escapades with her then boyfriend. He wrote:
"This is a total falsehood. The mother is grasping and clawing to find a way not to lose her money-maker, and hide the fact that she is an abusive monster.
Having spent time with her, and seeing the way she acted adoringly towards the boy, these accusations are disgusting, just as she is."
These are pretty strong words. But so far courts have found that there is at least enough evidence of abuse to keep Ariel from Crystal's care.
And it's not defamation if you can prove what you said is true!
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