Meet Cameron Palatas: Ariel Winter's mother presses charges against older boyfriend

cameron-palatas-ariel-winter-dating.jpg"Modern Family" star Ariel Winter has gone back to work after being removed from her mother's care following abuse allegations -- but the drama isn't over yet. Winter's mother, Chrisoula "Crystal" Workman, has been ordered to stay 100 yards away from her daughter.

Workman, however, denies all allegations of abuse and says that the family discord began when she found Winter, who is 14 years old, in their guest bedroom with her 18-year-old boyfriend, Cameron Palatas.

"I caught them engaging in behavior that I feel my daughter is too young mentally and physically to understand," Workman tells Celebuzz. "I filed charges against him because legally he is an adult and if he wants to engage in adult behavior with a minor (then) he should also be ready to suffer adult consequences for his actions and poor judgment."

It's no secret that Palatas and Winter have been dating for several months. The couple has been publicly attending events together since May of this year, and Ariel thanked fans on Twitter for supporting their relationship.

Palatas has appeared on Disney's "iCarly," and he's best known from his role on "ANT Farm" as Jared. His show "Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous," on which he plays the younger brother of Bo Burnham's Zach Stone, was recently picked up by MTV.


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