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The family feud over Ariel Winter has reached a detente, at least temporarily.

"It looks like the court is going to order therapy and counseling to help keep us together as a family," Ariel's older brother Jimmy Workman told reporters.

"Everything's holding off and everyone's going to counseling."

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Lawyers for Ariel's mother, Chris Workman, her older daughter Shanelle, 34, as well as the star, hammered out an agreement this afternoon.

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Ariel Winter's mom is suing an associate of her adult daughter for defamation after he claimed she was an "abusive monster" toward the Modern Family star.

Chrisoula Workman filed the defamation and false light lawsuit against Matthew Borlenghi, claiming his comment attached to a November 9 L.A. Times story.

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Borlenghi is an actor who teaches at a studio operated by Shanelle Workman-Gray, Winter’s adult sister who currently has custody of the 14-year-old.

A judge temporarily stripped Winter's mother of custody amid allegations she had been physically and emotionally abusive to the Sofia the First actress.

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Shanelle Workman has been deposed regarding the custody of her sister, Modern Family star Ariel Winter.

Shanelle, who also goes by Shanelle Gray, was grilled by their mother Chrystal Workman's attorneys. 

Ariel's present guardian, Shanelle was asked about any history of drug use and trouble with the law. 

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It turns out her deposition revealed a few minor infractions.

According to documents, Shanelle said she only tried cocaine once back in 2005 or 2006 and had a bad reaction that sent her to the hospital as a precautionary measure.

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Ariel Winter's family drama has reared its ugly head again. Her mother Chrystal Workman has been trying to sell naked photos of Winter's older sister Shanelle Gray.

This new and surprising chapter in the young star's family drama comes after Winter moved in with Gray following accusations that Workman was an abusive, unfit parent.

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Publicist Jonathan Hay tells TMZ that Workman approached him about secretly releasing naked photos of her elder daughter Shanelle Gray to the public.

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We have an update to the Ariel Winter saga.

A judge ordered the 14-year old Modern Family star to remain under the care of her sister, Shantelle Grey, yesterday, as a Department of Children and Family Services determined charges of physical abuse were "unsubstantiated."

But it did cite evidence of emotional abuse by Ariel's mother, Chrystal Workman.

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This same report recommended Ariel's sibling be rewarded permanent guardianship, though a trial will eventually decide where the actress ends up long-term.

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With the public having already heard from a slew of those close to Ariel Winter - from Chrystal Workman, who is accused of abusing this young actress, to the brother who doesn't believe such allegations are true - Glenn Workman has now spoken out.

Winter's father, Workman objects to a court ordering Winter to reside with sister Shanelle.

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"I am physically, emotionally, and financially capable of caring for my daughter, without limitation. No evidence has been produced that suggests any detriment to Ariel associated with my father-daughter relationship with her," Workman writes in a statement, adding:

"I am a frugal and modest person with a moderate income who doesn't need Ariel's income to survive."

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We have an update in the ongoing Ariel Winter saga.

With the 14-year old Modern Family actress currently living with her sister - as authorities investigate her mother, Chrystal Workman, regarding charges of abuse - two people close to Winter have spoken out in defense of Workman.

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In a new court declaration, an ex-babysitter of Ariel's writes:

"As a former licensed in-home daycare provider trained to recognize abuse, I saw no signs nor did I witness abuse of any kind (sexual, physical, or emotional) against Ariel."

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The court transcript from last month's guardianship hearing - which resulted in a judge decreeing that enough evidence of abuse existed to remove Ariel Winter from the home of her mother - have been made public.

And they are very ugly on both sides.

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According to an attorney for Shanelle Workman (the actress' sister, who is now caring for Ariel and who left home herself 20 years ago following allegations of abuse against her mom), Chrystal Workman was a "terror on the set of Modern Family" and was nearly removed on multiple occasions.

Moreover, Chrystal "repeatedly slapped, hit and pushed" Ariel, while Workman's lawyer added that Chrystal "sexualizes" her child by forcing her to don revealing outfits.

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The controversial relationship between Ariel Winter and Cameron Palatas is over.

According to the 14-year old actress' mother, Chrystal Workman, the reason she and her daughter have clashed was due to the fact that Workman caught Winter is bed with the 18-year old Palatas.

She even filed a police report on September 24 that said "she walked in the guest bedroom of her home and found her daughter, Ariel Winter Workman, in bed with boyfriend, Cameron Lewis Palatas."

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Workman added that the couple had been together for five months and Winter has been "rebelling" in order to "continue her relationship with Cameron."

Whatever the truth may have been at the time, sources now tell E! News these two have called it quits.

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Ordered out of her house by a a judge while authorities investigate her mother for abuse, Ariel Winter is "doing well," according Amir Pichvai, the 14-year-old's guardianship attorney.

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Winter, who stars on ABC's Modern Family as Alex Dunphy, is currently residing with sister Shanelle Gray, with a hearing schedule for November 20 to revisit the unfortunate situation.

"Ariel is doing well and she has a lot of people who are loving her and supporting her at this time, and I'm pretty confident that she'll fare well through all of this," says Pichvai. "She is obviously a very smart and articulate young lady and an accomplished actress."

Late yesterday, Chrystal Workman issued a statement in which she expressed love for her daughter; denied abuse charges; and said all she had done is take issue with Winter dating someone four years her elder.

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