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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.

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61.

Diamond Goddess!    

Hmmm...
I wonder where the Truth is here?
Somewhere in between the 2 sides, probably.
U-G-H!!!

685 days ago
62.

Patti    

Assuming that the publicist has phone logs to prove all the calls from Chris Workman and possibly the odd recording or photo then she has just destroyed any chance of a relationship with Ariel. If she was prepared to leak nude photos of her oldest daughter to try to win points in a custody what else is she prepared to do. How is the police investigation of her claim of underage sex ??? Ariel's mother seems crazy and her father seems to be waste of space. Next thing her brother will go for custody of the family money earner.

685 days ago
63.

Cran    

Surely you can see it is all about money....these child actors make great money and the parents can become barnacles on their lives. This mom clearly does not want to lose control of Ariel's cash. She has no career but her and there is absolutely NO PROOF that there is any "much older male" anywhere in Ariel's life. This woman is a tragic example of a toxic mom.

685 days ago
64.

Rob    

When I read the headline my first thought was what parent has nude pics of there kids, and two how old is the oldest child if the pics are 8 to 9 years old the daughter had to be in her mid to late teens.

Now correct me if I am wrong but couldn't the mom be charged with child porn ?

685 days ago
65.

Marvin     

How do you get naked pics of your child. She is awful. Destroy dont keep.

685 days ago
66.

Sandra    

Damn shame...unfit bitch.

685 days ago
67.

Fan67859    

How could a mother do that to her own daughter?

685 days ago
68.

Fan67859    

First the mother was trying to blast Ariel in the press, now shanelle who is she going after next shanelle's husband?

685 days ago
69.

Bagheera    

OK, the mother needs help. And Ariel should be removed from her care permanently. No mother should ever try to leak nude pics of her children.
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It really is all about the money with her.

685 days ago
70.

Fan67859    

It sounds as if the mom is going to need to find herself a job.

685 days ago
71.

lolurdumb    

Please stop calling this pos a mother. Shes not, shes a breeder looking for a handout. She is a not a mother and gices us real moms a bad name! She is sad and disgusting! !!!

685 days ago
72.

amyy555    

Wonder how she'll try to spin this one?! Her young son seriously needs to be removed before she pimps him out for cash. But first (after she loses all custody of Ariel) she'll shoot back saying shes owed millions as manager fee. Shes truly despicable

685 days ago
73.

Fan67859    

Why do people keep commenting saying crystal has a young son, her only son is aged 32.

685 days ago
74.

Readerofthisgarbage    

She's making kris kardashian look good

685 days ago
75.

L    

What's really disturbing is she if she has nude photos of the older daughter, then she probably has nude photos of the younger one for the same reason. Get the police involved!

685 days ago
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