Ariel Winter, the 14-year-old actress who plays Alex Dunphy on Modern Family, has been removed from her home by a judge after allegations that her mother, Crystal Workman, was physically and emotionally abusing her, according to court documents obtained by EW. Winter is currently in the guardianship of her older sister, Shanelle Workman.
TMZ first reported the story. The TMZ report noted that Workman was also abused as a child by Crystal and placed in foster care.
Another hearing for Ariel has been set for Nov. 20.
A rep for Winter declined to comment.