In “Hollywood stage moms are fucking nuts” news, 14-year-old Ariel Winter, who plays the smart daughter on Modern Family, has been taken out of her home and is now living with her older sister after her mom was accused of abusing her both emotionally and physically. Last month, a judge looked into the abuse allegations and decided they were serious enough to temporarily take custody of Ariel away from her mom Crystal Workman and give it to her 34-year-old sister Shanelle Workman. If you were addicted to One Life to Live, then you know who Shanelle is, because she played Tina and Cord’s daughter for about a year.
Apparently, this isn’t the first case in Crystal Workman’s file with the Department of Children and Family Services. TMZ says that 20 years ago, Shanelle was also taken out of her home after Crystal allegedly whooped her with hands and words. Shanelle lived in a foster home for 2 years and never lived with her mom again. Crystal will have to show her face in court on November 20th and until then she has to stay at least 100 yards away from Ariel.
Radar had a story earlier about how Ariel is trying to legally quit her parents, because they won’t let her be with her 17-year-old boyfriend, but TMZ says there’s not one drop of truth in that story. My guess is that Crystal Workman knew the abuse story was coming out, so she tried to do some damage control by leaking the fake boyfriend story. I see you, Crystal Workman.
But wait, Ariel’s 32-year-old brother Jimmy Workman tells Entertainment Tonight that his mother never abused Ariel and she never abused Shanelle either. Fun Fact: Jimmy Workman played the ever annoying Pugsley in the Addams Family movies, so you decide if you can trust his ass or not.
And Crystal Workman sounds like the name of a woman who only smokes Virginia Slims, has a huge collection of sleeveless button down shirts and has a leather purse with straps on it but still holds it like it’s a football. Never trust a bitch who doesn’t use her purse straps.