Ariel Winter: CPS Wants The ‘Modern Family’ Star’s Sister To Become Guardian
Ariel Winter will be under the guardianship of her older sister, Shanelle Gray, if the alleged Child Protective Services’ recommendation is approved. The children’s services agency is also supposedly opposed to unsupervised contact between the Modern Family star and her mother Chrisoula Workman.
A Radar Online source claims that Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) staffers engaged in “extensive” interviews with Ariel, her sister, and her mother. The source had this to say about the findings of the home visit:
“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.”
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Ariel Winter and her mother are reportedly at odds and the teen star no longer wants to be under governed by her mother. The Modern Family star asked a Los Angeles judge to grant a request that her sister Shanelle be appointed her legal and permanent guardian.
The teenage actress was placed in Shanelle’s care in early October after claims that Chrisoula Workman was both emotionally and physically abusive. The star’s mother denies the claims. Workman had this to say during an interview with Radar Online:
“There are absolutely no grounds to say that Ariel’s father, and my husband, Glenn is incapable of caring for our daughter. There are no issues that would render him incapable of being Ariel’s father.”