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The mother of Modern Family's Ariel Winter has filed a defamation lawsuit against an actor who works for her adult daughter, The Associated Press reports.

Chrisoula "Chrystal" Workman filed suit against Mathew Borlenghi Monday, claiming he called her an "abusive monster" in an online comment to a Nov. 9 Los Angeles Times story about Workman's custody battle for Winter and has harmed her reputation.

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