Ariel Winter Is Reportedly Denying Affair With 18-Year-Old Actor
Ariel Winter was removed from her home more than a month ago after allegations of abuse were lodged, but in the past week, the story has become a media frenzy, thanks largely to the Modern Family starís mother and her willingness to speak publically. Via a statement and some comments to the press made after Arielís sister was awarded custody, mom Chrystal Workman has claimed she found her daughter in bed with eighteen-year-old actor Cameron Palatas.
If Ariel is to be believed, however, that never happened. The teen hasnít spoken to the media about the ordeal sheís going through, but according to TMZ, sheís been telling friends her relationship with Palatas never became intimate, and her mom is just using it as a way to save face.
According to The New York Daily News, the relationship between Winter and Palatas ended ďway beforeĒ the court dates began. That doesnít necessarily mean shady business never went down, but if true, itís not exactly a help to Workmanís case, especially since she allegedly didnít file a police report alleging inappropriate touching until five days after she lost custody.
This case needs to be resolved sooner rather than later. Itís not in anyoneís best interests to be on the front pages everyday. Ariel needs to be in a stable, long-term situation where sheís safe and comfortable. Hereís to hoping thatís achieved later this month during the next court date.