Ariel Winter's Brother Enters Custody Battle

Ariel Winter's Brother Enters Custody Battle

Dealing with some serious family drama at a young age, the plot has thickened in Ariel Winter”s custody case as another family member is stepping up.

While the custody battle rages between the “Modern Family” star”s mother and her older sister, Shanelle Gray (who currently has temporary custody), her brother has filed his own motion.

An actor himself, who played Pugsley Addams in the most recent “Addams Family” movies, Jimmy Workman claims he would be a more suitable guardian for the child star.

Allegations against Ariel”s older sister include that she sexualizes the child, exploits her fame to promote her own acting school, and has a history with drugs.

Further, Workman claims Shanelle is having her younger sister spend gobs of money on a party lifestyle.

In response, Shalle”s attorney Mike Kretzmer tells TMZ, “The allegations are nothing new. We will handle them in court. Shanelle has taken excellent care of Ariel to date. It”s interesting how Jimmy and Chrystal talk about repairing their fractured family, and then make allegations like this.” The family will appear back in court in October.