Ariel Winter’s Mom Denies Abuse

Modern Family actress Ariel Winter is locked in a family spat that only seems to be getting uglier. A judge gave temporary guardianship last month to the 14-year-old's older sister after allegations of physical and verbal abuse from her mother arose. Winter’s mom is denying the allegations—including that she called her daughter fat—and says the confusion stemmed from finding Ariel in bed with her older boyfriend, and now in court documents, says she never put Ariel down because of her weight. “Since birth, I have loved and cared for Ariel in all her physiological and emotional needs,” she said.