Ariel Winterís Mother Files A Defamation Suit, Does She Have A Case?

By Mack Rawden 2012-12-10 23:22:55
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Ariel Winterís mother, Chrystal Workman, hasnít had the best luck in court the past few weeks as sheís tried to maintain custody of the Modern Family star, but apparently, she hasnít lost faith in the American legal system. Workman officially filed a lawsuit this morning over a quote that appeared in a Los Angeles Times article about the drama engulfing her family.

According to E! Online, the lawsuit is aimed at Matthew Borlenghi, a friend of Workmanís estranged daughter Shanelle Gray. He told The Los Angeles Times Arielís mother was ďan abusive monsterĒ looking to continue watching over her daughter in order to exploit her financially. The ďabusive monsterĒ portion is what Workman is reportedly furious over, but given all thatís happened recently, itís unclear whether or not her defamation case holds any water.

Ordinarily, it would be pretty easy for someone to prove to a judge that abuse allegations amounted to defamation, but since Workman is currently in the midst of legal proceedings brought by her daughter over supposed abuses, the question of whether she is an abusive monster is still in doubt in the eyes of the court.

I get why Workman is pushing this into court. She doesnít want to let anyone who even vaguely knows her talk shit in publications and drag her reputation through the mud any further, but as for this particular lawsuit, Iím not sure it will hold up. What do you think? Does she have a case? Let us know your thoughts by voting in the poll belowÖ

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