‘Modern Family’ Star To Stay Under Sister’s Guardianship, Father Takes Control Of Estate

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — “Modern Family” actress Ariel Winter’s father was given control of the teen’s estate Wednesday, but her sister will remain her temporary guardian amid allegations of abuse by her mother.

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge put Glenn Workman in control of his daughter’s finances as a settlement by all parties involved.

Winter, 14, said she has been physically and emotionally abused by her mother and has been staying with her sister, 34-year-old Shanelle Gray, since Gray was granted temporary guardianship on Oct. 3.

Child protective services found evidence of emotional abuse but hadn’t found evidence the actress, who plays the brainy teen Alex Dunphy on the Emmy-winning ABC series, was physically abused by her mother.

Winter’s mother, Chrisoula “Crystal” Workman, has denied the allegations and has filed multiple declarations from family friends who claimed they had never seen any abuse.

A status conference is scheduled for March 29, according to authorities.

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