14-year-old Ariel Winter may be part of TV's funniest families, but at home, her life is no joke.

The Modern Family actress was removed from her home amidst allegations that her mother, Chrisoula Workman, is physically and emotionally abusing her, according to E! News. Ariel's 20-year-old sister Shanelle Gray is seeking permanent guardianship of the actress.

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On the other side of the story, Chrisoula and Ariel's brother Jimmy Workman are denying the allegations. "I want to say the horrible, untrue accusations are false and ridiculous," Chrisoula says, while Jimmy tells Us Weekly, "There is no truth to these allegations. The allegations made 20 years ago are not true and the ones today are not true."

Ariel is under temporary care of Shanelle until her mother's hearing on Nov. 20. Chrisoula has been ordered to stay away from her daughter until at least that time.

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