All is not well at home for "Modern Family" star Ariel Winter. The 14-year-old actress has reportedly been removed from her home following allegations of physical and emotional abuse by her mother.
According to reports, the young star was removed following an initial guardian hearing at which judges determined that she was being abused by her mom, Crystal Workman. Her older sister, Shanelle Workman, 34, was granted temporary custody of the teen.
To make matters worse, TMZ is reporting that the older sister was removed from her mom's home nearly twenty years ago after similar allegations of abuse which resulted in her being placed in foster care for two years. A follow-up hearing is set for November 20.
Unfortunately, Ariel is not the first actress to face her own mommy dearest at home. Here are a few of the stars who had their own mama drama:
Drew Barrymore: It was a case of real life emulating fiction when the "Irreconcilable Differences" star took her own mom to court at the age of fifteen for emancipation. After a turbulent childhood that included mega-hit movies such as "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" and "Firestarter", the actress entered her teens on a flurry of stardom. She was smoking cigarettes by the age of nine, drinking alcohol by eleven, smoking pot by twelve, and snorting cocaine by thirteen -- usually with her mom at her side. Things really came undone when she landed in rehab twice before her fifteenth birthday. The new mom has exhaustively chronicled her early hard partying days in the autobiography, "Little Girl Lost." Things came back into focus when she took her mom, Jaid, to court to take control of her own life at the age of fifteen.
Leighton Meester: It was trouble from the start for the "Gossip Girl" star who was born in the big house when her mother was serving time in federal prison for her involvement in a drug ring that smuggled marijuana into the United States. She spent her early months bonding with her mom in a halfway house before going to live with her grandma while her mother finished her sentence. Last year, the mother-daughter duo filed lawsuits against each other regarding the support of the actress' younger brother who has significant health problems. The actress claimed her mom misused her support for her own benefit and her mom alleged she wasn't doing enough to help the family. Her mom ultimately dropped her claim while the star won her lawsuit in June 2012.
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