"Modern Family" cast members Ariel Winter and Sofia Vergara in 2011.

"Modern Family" cast members Ariel Winter and Sofia Vergara in 2011. (Ray Mickshaw / Fox / November 20, 2012)

Teen actress Ariel Winter of "Modern Family" will stay with her sister under temporary guardianship and her case will be set for trial, a judge ruled Tuesday.

L.A. County Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas said a report by the county Department of Children and Family Services found physical abuse allegations made by Winter against her mother, who lives in Montrose, inconclusive and emotional abuse allegations substantiated.

The judge on Oct. 3 temporarily stripped Chrisoula Workman of custody of her daughter. Workman has denied all accusations of abuse and filed more than two dozen declarations from friends, acquaintances, stylists and others saying they never witnessed any abuse.

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-- Andrew Khouri, Los Angeles Times