Winter’s Mom Wants Court To Order Daughter Who Has Guardianship Of Ariel To Produce Financial Records

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By Jen HegerRadar Assistant Managing Editor

The drama just does not stop for Modern Family star Ariel Winter.

Adding even more fuel to the fire of her ongoing bitter battle with her parents, the teen’s estranged mother, Chrisoula Workman, has formally requested that her older daughter, Shanelle Gray, who currently has legal guardianship of Winter, be ordered to turn over her financial records, is reporting.

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Workman’s lawyer has filed court documents asking a judge to order Gray to complete an income and expense declaration, bank statements for the last year, tax returns, and source of income.

According to the docs, “These statements coupled with her tax return and completed income and expense declaration will present a more accurate picture of her ability to properly care for the minor child according to her duties as the minor’s guardian.”

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As previously reported
, following a very public and nasty split from her parents Winter will stay in the legal care of her older sister, pending the battling family’s next court date.

L.A. County Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas made the decision to continue to grant temporary guardianship of the 14-year-old to Gray after considering court documents filed on behalf of Winter alleging physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her mother.

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“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, Chris Workman,” the documents allege.

Chrisoula vehemently denied the claims in an exclusive interview with

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“There are absolutely no grounds to say that Ariel’s father, and my husband, Glenn is incapable of caring for our daughter,” she said. “There are no issues that would render him incapable of being Ariel’s father.”

The latest legal salvo in the ongoing family fracas is under submission to the judge. The appointment of Ariel’s permanent guardian is expected to be made on December 12.


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