Ariel Winter Tears Up at Guardianship Trial, To Stay With Sister

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Tuesday, 06 May 2014 08:19 AM

By Nick Sanchez

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Ariel Winter, better known as Alex Dunphy on ABC's Emmy-winning "Modern Family," broke down in tears during a court proceeding Monday that ultimately decided her legal guardianship.

The 16-year-old actress has been living with her older sister, Shanelle Gray, 34, since 2012 after allegations that their mother, Chrisoula Workman, had subjected Winter to emotional and physical abuse, People magazine reported.

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An initial report from child protective services found evidence of emotional abuse, but the findings on physical abuse remain inconclusive. New reports have not been described in court.

"I have never abused my daughter," Workman said Monday.

Workman agreed to drop her bid for custody if Winter watched a video montage of family photographs before deciding that she wanted guardianship to remain with her sister, making 2012's temporary custody permanent. Winter agreed, and she and her sister watched the montage while crying into their tissues. Jimmy Workman, their brother who played Pugsley in The Addams Family films, had asked that the court be closed during the video, but the judge refused.

According to TMZ, "The home video contained piano instrumentals and pictures from Ariel's childhood — as a baby, from school, of the whole family together, and more."

At the end of the proceeding, Superior Court Judge Daniel Murphy made permanent the existing status quo; Gray will be granted guardianship while Winter's father will be in charge of her finances while making reports to the court.

It is still not entirely clear whether the daughters are back on speaking terms with their mother. However, Gray and Workman issued a joint statement: "The family has moved beyond the conflict."

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