Apparently it wasn’t enough for Crystal Workman to slut-shame Ariel Winter, her own daughter, on national television.
Now, in yet another interview with Inside Edition, Crystal Workman is back and trying to drag Ariel Winter’s name through the mud, accusing her of lying — among other things.
At you watch the video (below), you have to ask yourself — what exactly is Crystal’s goal, here? What does she hope to achieve?
Ariel Winter has been in the acting business since she was just a little girl.
Based upon every description that we’ve ever heard, Crystal Workman was exactly the worst sort of “stage mom” that you might imagine.
We’ve heard descriptions of Ariel being taken to parties and told to mingle with adult professionals late at night when she had to get up early the next day.
One of her teachers recalls how she would order an extra meal in her own name so that she could sneak food to Ariel, whose diet was apparently extremely restricted to prevent her from gaining weight — even as a young child.
Even more seriously, Ariel has also accused her mother of abuse, from emotional torment to physical violence.
All of this was enough that Ariel, when she was ready, sought to become an emancipated minor at 14. At 15, she was finally free, and her older sister was awarded guardianship.
That’s a rare opportunity — the majority of abused young people either run away or endure it until adulthood (or even after turning 18), because legal emancipation requires money and support that most people have. And, in most cases, social services can do very little to intervene.
Ariel very likely has a long road to total recovery from her traumatic childhood, but now she’s an adult with a loving boyfriend and a strong career.
And a killer body that she doesn’t mind showing off for the camera.
The last time that Crystal Workman railed against Ariel Winter in front of the cameras, it was mostly so that she could try to slut-shame her daughter for daring to show some skin.
First of all, everyone has the right to show off parts of their meat prison — and Ariel is an adult and her photos are all Instagram-appropriate.
Second of all, Ariel’s curvy figure and proud photos have done wonders for body positivity.
You might say that Ariel Winter’s been waging her own crusade against body-shaming.
Crystal Workman also tried to shame Ariel for cutting ties with her, as if that isn’t the exact right thing to do in the case of a toxic relationship.
We saw what was essentially Crystal whining about being “homeless” (she was living in a storage facility with a bathroom after selling her home), as if Ariel or her sister should have reached out to her to help.
There are people out there who will reach out and financially support abusers. Tyler Perry does this.
We’re glad to know that Ariel Winter isn’t one of them.
In the video below, which came out yesterday, it looks like Crystal Workman is specifically trying to refute details that Ariel Winter shared about her childhood abuse.
We know that this will come across as truly shocking, but … the person who’s accused of abuse denies it and says that their accuser is lying.
Truly unprecedented, we know.
“She continues to attack me. It’s heartbreaking.”
Yeah. We’ll play you a sad song on the world’s smallest violin.
“I think she wants the headlines. I think she craves attention. If that means throwing your mother under the bus and hurting her and breaking her heart, she’s going to do it.”
Well, “craving attention” is kind of the job of a celebrity, but especially an actor who needs attention and demand in order to get work and promote their show.
But we kind of feel like Crystal is projecting a little, here.
It looks like Crystal wants headlines, which is why she’s giving out these interviews.
Now, Crystal Workman isn’t necessarily a woman with a firm grasp on reality. She may actually believe a lot of what she’s saying.
But we find it hard to believe that she genuinely expects that if she just keeps negging Ariel and calling her a liar in the news, Ariel will finally throw up her hands and go “fine, I guess we’re family again.”
What seems more likely to us is that maybe Crystal is hoping that people will feel sorry for her and that her interviews will pressure Ariel into giving her what would amount to hush money.
At least, that’s what this looks like. We make no claims to have read Crystal Workman’s mind.
(And we wouldn’t care to if we had that power)
But Ariel has accused Crystal of abuse and let’s be very clear about one thing: victims owe their abusers nothing.
Watch this video and let us know what you think that Crystal is after.