'Modern Family's' Ariel Winter Removed From Home Amid Allegations of Abuse (Report)
Modern Family star Ariel Winter has reportedly been removed from her home by a judge amid allegations that her mother has been physically and emotionally abusive.
TMZ reported Wednesday that the 14-year-old actress was placed in a temporary guardianship with her older sister Shanelle Workman on Oct. 3, following a guardianship hearing. The judge also ordered Winter's mother, Crystal Workman, to stay 100 yards away from her.
Another court hearing is reportedly set for Nov. 20.
According to TMZ, Shanelle was removed from Workman's home by the Department of Children and Family Services nearly 20 years ago amid similar allegations. She was placed in foster care for two years and never moved back in with her mom.
Reps for Winter have not yet responded to The Hollywood Reporter's request for comment.
Winter has played Alex Dunphy on ABC's Modern Family since it premiered in 2009, sharing two SAG Awards for ensemble acting with the comedy series' cast.
Winter also voices the title role in the upcoming animated movie Sofia the First: Once Upon a Princess, which premieres Nov. 18 on Disney Channel.