Report: ‘Modern Family’ Producers Wanted Winter’s Mother Banned from Set

by | November 13, 2012 at 8:30 PM | Modern Family

'Modern Family's Ariel Winter (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Modern Family” star Ariel Winter, who is now under the temporary guardianship of her 34-year-old sister after alleging that her mother physically and emotionally abused her, is reportedly getting support from her work family.

Sources told TMZ that producers for “Modern Family” wanted her mother, Chrystal Workman, banned from the set due to the way she treated the 14-year old actress.

According to the site, a source stated that Workman was “hated” by the crew, producers and actors because of the way she treated her daughter, with incidents that included berating her daughter for her physical appearance, saying that she looked ugly in her clothes, and allegedly allowing her to eat only egg whites and raw vegetables.

It got so bad, according to the report, that producers had to sneak in food such as grilled cheese sandwiches so the actress could eat.

Workman has denied the allegations and claimed that Winter had invented the stories.