Ariel Winter’s dad has weighed in on the Modern Family star’s current family court woes after the actress’ sister moved to assume guardianship of the teen.
Ariel Winter’s dad, Glenn Workman, “filed an objection to the guardianship” of the girl after a series of events that vary depending on whose side of the story you hear.
A few weeks prior, Ariel Winter’s dad hadn’t been heard from (at least in the media), but we first learned the teen had been removed from her home after she alleged her mother had emotionally and physically abused her.
Winter’s mom Chris Workman fired back though, denying claims of abuse and countering that Ariel had gone off the rez when her mother caught her in bed with an older boy. Workman strongly implied the pair were having adult relations at the time the incident occurred.
Ariel’s grandpa also weighed in, saying he’d never witnessed abuse, and Winter herself called her mother a liar and denied having relations with the unnamed 18-year-old boy. Yesterday, we reported that Child Protective Services had recommended that Winter be placed under the guardianship of sister Shanelle Gray, citing major concerns with the emotional abuse that Ariel’s mother allegedly inflicted on her.”
A common criticism of Child Protective Services is their tendency to overlook preferred custody arrangements, however, and Winter’s dad has come forward to object in a moving and seemingly heartfelt motion, calling the teen star his “Retirement Surprise Child.”
TMZ grabbed Ariel Winter’s dad’s declaration, and in it, he swears:
“I am physically, emotionally, and financially capable of caring for my daughter, without limitation. No evidence has been produced that suggests any detriment to Ariel associated with my father-daughter relationship with her.”