Ariel Winter of "Modern Family" will continue to be under the guardianship of her older sister until a trial is held that will ultimately decide the 14-year-old's custodial fate, a judge has decided.
The young actress' allegations of emotional abuse by her mother, Chrisoula Workman, were determined to be substantiated, according to a Department of Children and Family Services report that was reviewed Tuesday at a hearing in Los Angeles, L.A. Now reported.
Allegations of physical abuse were inconclusive, the report said. Workman denied all allegations of abuse, getting backup from her son, Jimmy Workman, who had previously called the accusations "totally untrue."
DCFS recommended that custody go to Shanelle Gray, 34, and considered the situation serious enough that it considered taking steps to make Winter a ward of the state rather than have custody returned to Chrisoula Workman, according to TMZ.