'Modern Family' star to stay with sister; dad to manage money

"Modern Family" teen star Ariel Winter, who accused her mother of abusing her, will continue to live with her adult sister while her father temporarily handles her personal finances, according to an agreement hammered out Wednesday. 

L.A. County Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas outlined the agreement giving Glenn Workman control of the 14-year-old actress' finances while allowing her to live with Shanell Gray, her adult sister. The deal was struck shortly before a hearing on the matter was scheduled at a downtown L.A. courthouse.

On Oct. 3 the judge had temporarily stripped Ariel's mother, Chrisoula Workman, of custody after Ariel claimed in court papers that her mother, who lives in Montrose, emotionally and physically abused her.

Chrisoula Workman has repeatedly denied the allegations and filed more than two dozen declarations from friends, acquaintances, stylists and others saying they never witnessed any abuse.

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