By Jen Heger – Radar Assistant Managing Editor
Modern Family star, Ariel Winter‘s mother, Chrisoula Workman, filed a police report that she found her daughter in bed with her 18-year-old boyfriend, three days after she lost custody of her daughter, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
Workman filed on October 6, 2012, alleging that she had discovered the young lovers together on September 24. Judge Michael Levane granted temporary custody of the actress to her older sister, Shanelle Gray on October 3, 2012.
“The timing of Chris filing a police report to cops three days after she lost custody of her daughter is very, very curious and interesting,” a source close to the situation tells Radar. “Chris alleges she caught Ariel in bed with her boyfriend on September 24. So, why did Chris wait more than two weeks to call cops?”
As previously reported, Gray claimed in court documents for her custody request that their mother made Ariel’s life a living hell.
“Ariel Workman has been the victim of on-going physical abuse (slapping, hitting, pushing), and emotional abuse (vile name calling, personal insults about minor and minor’s weight, attempts to ‘sexualize’ minor, deprivation of food, etc) for an extended period of time by the minor’s mother, Christina Workman. Glenn Workman, father of minor is estranged and incapable of properly caring for minor.” The documents state.
A judge awarded temporary guardianship of Ariel and her estate to her sister because of concerns Christina “receives checks for the minor’s work on the television show, Modern Family and mother also has control of the minor’s Coogan Account. Prospective guardian requests that the mother be directed to not make any withdrawls from such accounts and that all checks be delivered to the guardian for deposit in the blocked bank account to be established at Bank of America.”
Ariel’s estate is worth $500k according to the court docs.
Judge Levane also ordered that “the Mother is not have any contact with the Minor pending further Court order.”
The next court hearing in this bitter family drama will take place on November 20 and Ariel’s mother is expected to attend the proceedings.
“The judge will almost certainly ask Chris about the delay in going to cops about claims she found her daughter in bed with an older man. Chris is going to have a lot of very tough questions to answer,” the source said.
Workman has vehemently denied all accusations of abuse against her daughter.