‘Mod­ern Fam­ily’ star’s fam­ily to get coun­sel­ing

Austin American-Statesman - - AUSTIN360 DAILY - Ariel Win­ter

LOS AN­GE­LES — The fam­ily of teenage ac­tress Ariel Win­ter agreed Wed­nes­day to un­dergo coun­sel­ing to try to re­solve is­sues that led to her mother los­ing cus­tody and con­trol of her daugh­ter’s al­ready prolific ca­reer for the near fu­ture.

The ac­cord came shortly be­fore a trial over who would raise the “Mod­ern Fam­ily” star was sched­uled to be­gin, with both sides ap­pear­ing likely to air long­time fam­ily griev­ances and other is­sues in court. Win­ter’s mother, Chrisoula Work­man, has been ac­cused of phys­i­cally and emo­tion­ally abus­ing her 14-year-old daugh­ter, claims she has ve­he­mently de­nied.

Win­ter will con­tinue liv­ing with her adult sis­ter, Shanelle Gray.

Her fa­ther, Glenn Work­man, was granted tem­po­rary con­trol of his daugh­ter’s fi­nances.

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