“Modern Family” actor Ariel Winter has been removed from her mother’s care after her sister Shanelle Gray accused her mother of physically and emotionally abusing Ariel. Shanelle is hoping to become Ariel’s legal guardian, and she has a court date set to discuss the allegations against her mother – that she has hit, slapped and pushed Ariel as well as deprived her of food for extended periods of time and called her terrible names.
If Shanelle becomes Ariel’s legal guardian, she will also be put in control of Ariel’s estimated $500,000 estate, which is currently being handled by Ariel’s mother.
Ariel’s mother has denied the allegations. She told E! News:
I want to say the horrible, untrue accusations are false and ridiculous. I have my doctor’s letter that my daughter’s never been abused…I have stylists’ letters that she’s never been abused.
Ariel ‘s sister has been appointed a temporary guardian until the court hearing on November 20, 2012. Our thoughts are with Ariel during this time!