Ariel Winter Returns to ‘Modern Family’ Set After Court Appearance

by | December 11, 2012 at 10:12 AM | Modern Family

'Modern Family's Ariel Winter (Photo: ABC)

Modern Family” kid Ariel Winter returned to the set of the ABC show for the first time since the nasty court battle erupted between the teen actress and her mother, who’s been accused of abuse.

Winter and co-star Sofia Vergara were seen filming on the streets of Los Angeles over the weekend, reports the New York Post.

“Sooooooooo … kind of too early to be awake right now. #upsince5 #atwork #Icandothis,” Winter Tweeted on her first day back at work.

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Winter, 14, is in the temporary custody of her older sister Shanelle Gray after a judge determined Ariel’s accusations of emotional and physical abuse at the hands of her mom were credible. Workman denies the allegations and claims she’s just an over-protective stage mom, while Winter’s camp says Workman is exploiting her daughter to profit off of her.

The latest twist in the case came Monday when Winter’s mother Chrisoula Workman filed a defamation lawsuit against an associate of Gray’s for calling her an “abusive monster” in the press.

A new trial is expected to be scheduled early next year.

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