Ariel Winter’s Mom Loses Another Court Battle, Lawsuit Against Actor Who Called Her ‘Abusive Monster’ Thrown Out

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Oct. 18 2013, Published 5:27 p.m. ET

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Ariel Winter’s estranged mother has had another setback in court, because has learned that the lawsuit that she filed against an actor who called her an “abusive monster” has been dismissed.

In court documents obtained by, Matthew Borlenghi’s attorney argued that his client did not defame Chrisoula Workman in a comment posted on the Los Angeles Times website about a story about her Modern Family actress daughter.

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Workman had claimed that his comment was laced with “with personal animosity, hatred and ill will,” leaving her reeling with “shame, mortification and hurt feeling.”

The comment was posted on the story where Workman alleged that her 14-year-old daughter was sexually involved with an 18-year-old actor.  Borlenghi is a friend of Ariel’s older sister, Shanelle Gray, who now has custody of the actress.

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It read: “This is a total falsehood. The mother is grasping and clawing to find a way not to lose her money-maker, and hide the fact that she is an abusive monster…having spent time with her, and seeing the way she acted adoringly towards the boy, these accusations are disgusting, just as she is.”

The special motion to strike plaintiff’s (Workman) complaint was granted by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mary Strobel.



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