As previously reported, Ariel's older sister was granted temporary guardianship of the teen actress on October 3, after allegations of physical and emotional abuse were made against their mother, Chrisoula Workman.
"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," guardianship court documents alleged.
"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."
As RadarOnline.com exclusively reported, adding a shocking twist to the custody drama, Chris Workman attempted to leak risque photos of Shanelle to the press in a bid to discredit her as a suitable guardian of Ariel.
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Chrisoula and Glenn Workman told reporters in the hallway that they were happy with the outcome.
A status hearing is scheduled for March 29, 2013.
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