It looks like the developing story regarding Modern Family’s Ariel Winter just took an interesting turn. The fourteen- year old was removed from her mother, Chris Workman’s care after allegations of abuse surfaced yesterday. That was startling enough but now Workman has come forward, absolutely furious because of the alleged abuse and the public’s general assumption that she is guilty.
Workman dropped the bombshell that a particular event started the ball rolling on this whole situation- she walked in on Ariel involved in some sort of sexuality activity with her 18 year old boyfriend! Workman did what a lot of concerned parents would do, she actually went to the police and filed a report!
According to Celebuzz, who actually has seen a copy of the police report, “On 09-24-12, she walked in the guest bedroom of her home and found her daughter, Ariel Winter Workman, in bed with boyfriend, [Name Redacted]. The informant (Workman) said the guest bedroom door was left wide open when she walked in,” Workman told police. According to the informant, Ariel and [Name Redacted] have been boyfriend/girlfriend for approximately 5 months. She has attempted to break them up because of their age difference.”
Well, that certainly puts a completely different spin on things, now doesn’t it? Instead of fearing for Ariel’s safety and drawing the conclusion that Chris Workman has done something wrong, things have shifted a bit. What I’m seeing emerge is a young girl that might have said whatever she needed to in order to continue seeing this guy. A furious teenager is capable of many things and false abuse allegations in order to end up in a less restrictive environment isn’t that much of a stretch. Workman is furious and wants everyone to know what has transpired. Earlier today she issued a statement saying,
“I caught them engaging in behavior that I feel my daughter is too young mentally and physically to understand. I put a stop to it immediately. I filed charges against him because legally he is an adult and if he wants to engage in adult behavior with a minor than he should also be ready to suffer adult consequences for his actions and poor judgment. I will not apologize for protecting my daughter, as she means the world to me and I will always be there for her and I will always protect her to the best of my ability until the day I die.”
While abuse allegations are never something to be taken lightly, in this instance from what we know at this moment, I’m going to throw my support behind Chris Workman, how about you? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!
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