Her mom's a real piece of work. The only reason she's leaking the boyfriend story is to cover up the abuse. The petition that Ariel's sister filed to have her removed is out there and it's a doozy. There was some serious abuse going on, if there wasn't she'd still be with her mom. Anyone who has worked in cops or child welfare knows how notoriously difficult to have a child removed from a parent. If one kid was abused the odds are incredibly high that the others will be too.