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Ariel Winter Case

Publicist Claims Mom Tried

to Leak Nude Pics of Sister

12/5/2012 4:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ariel Winter
's mother recently attempted to leak nude photos of Ariel's sister Shanelle Gray through a Hollywood publicist -- this according to the publicist himself, who could end up playing a critical role in the battle for custody of Ariel.

Jonathan Hay tells TMZ ... Chrystal Workman -- the "Modern Family" star's mother -- contacted him this week, and said she had nude photos of Shanelle she wanted to secretly release to the public.

TMZ broke the story ... a judge awarded Shanelle guardianship of 14-year-old Ariel in October after allegations Chrystal was emotionally and physically abusing Ariel.

Hay claims Chrystal hounded him all week about leaking the pics -- which he says are 8 or 9 years old -- but he refused because he felt like Chrystal was trying to "sell out her daughter" ... and he wanted to help Ariel.

Hay says he's already been contacted by a member of Ariel's legal team -- but adds at this point it's unclear how much of a role, if any, he will play in the case.

Hay says he would have no problem filing a declaration in support of Ariel -- but says he has not been asked to do so yet.

Ariel's case will be back in court on December 10.

141 COMMENTS

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16.

VICKI    

THAT PERSON, POSING AS A MOTHER, IS MORE THAN DISGUSTING, JUST TO GET HER NAME OUT THERE TO MAKE MONEY. BAN HER FOREVER FROM ANY PUBLICATION, PULEEZE

502 days ago
17.

aquanet    

This "mother" is a real piece of ......work.

502 days ago
18.

stu    

9 years ago would border on pedaphilia.

502 days ago
19.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Is TMZ going scramble this story 18 ways (for days and days)?

502 days ago
20.

Reg    

Despicable vile woman. What an extremely "Charming" Mother. NOT!!!!!!!!!

502 days ago
21.

Swinson    

Is this mother related to kris Kardashian ?

502 days ago
22.

Tim    

Kinda makes Macaulay Culkin & Lindsay Lohans parents look like respectable people.

502 days ago
23.

TT    

You would be the word of a "Publicist" ?


I don't believe a single word of anyone in this whole mess.

502 days ago
24.

HAHAHA    

"he refused because he felt like Chrystal was trying to "sell out her daughter" Ok come on, this is not what a publisist would say for christ sake... Who are they kidding?

502 days ago
25.

Jorge    

Blood is thicker than water......Oh, I guess not.

502 days ago
26.

Foghorn Longhorn    

I was going to call her trailer trash, but that would be a compliment to this POS!

502 days ago
27.

Wow ...    

Beyond wrong. So glad the young girl is no longer in the care of bio mother. Shame on this woman. She is attempting to make the sister out to be unfit, even if successful, she still will not get Ariel back in her care. So sad. Team Ariel and Shanelle. Their bio mom is evil.

502 days ago
28.

Kelly    

Wow - scuz mom from hell. She'll be sorry when no gives a crap about her fat behind on mother's day.

502 days ago
29.

nipples mugee    

First, TMZ banned my ip address , don't know why but ok.. Next , I hope this poor girl doesn't grow up looking like her mom because she reminds me of a big fat turd..

502 days ago
30.

sierrarose    

Creepy and scary. The family judge's decision to let Ariel stay with her sister is looking smarter all the time.

502 days ago
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