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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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76.

yoyo    

@tgrfan42069
"much older guy"? what are talking about? he's 18. it's not like she has been dating a 30 year old guy.

624 days ago
77.

Scary    

What mother keeps around naked photos of her adult daughter??? That's disgusting. Was the younger daughter the mom's gravy train, is that what this is all about?

624 days ago
78.

Scary    

I don't see much acting out from the younger daughter here. Of course, none of us really know all that's going on. But I do know that if I had lived with my older sister, it probably would've been more strict (my sister is a huge prude, ha!). So you can't just assume this girl's older sister is permissive or that the girl is sleeping around.

624 days ago
79.

Snooki'sHairBump    

This woman is disgusting. Trying to publish naked pics of your own daughter to discredit her? I didn't think she could sink any lower. I hope her kid is able to stay with her sister because there is something seriously wrong with this woman.

She doesn't deserve to have any kids in her custody.

624 days ago
80.

OH ESE!!    

I want to see nude pix of the Mom...o ese

624 days ago
81.

tleeg    

The big question is...Is her daughter hot?

624 days ago
82.

amyy555    

Oh really! I thought she had a young son at home yet. A relief ifnshe does not for sure!! Lol

624 days ago
83.

Zambonie    

Chrystal Workman and MeatFace Lohan should hook up, whelp a child they can exploit and fame whore together

624 days ago
84.

c    

Wow, what a crazy bitch. Who really tries to leak naked pictures of their daughter after claiming to be such a good mom (other than Kris Kardashian)? I hope the judge permanently gives Ariel’s sister guardianship. She needs to stay away from this loony woman. Thank god she’s too old and fugly to have any more kids.

624 days ago
85.

Michelle     

Unbelievable. Proof positive that some women should NEVER become mothers. She is nothing more than a low life pimp. Piece of ****! I notice the mothers of these child stars are always ugly pigs who try to live through their children.

624 days ago
86.

klickster    

I would actually like to see those pics. That chick is smoking hot!!

624 days ago
87.

El Dee Bee    

Geez, who would have thought that a "stage mother" would do that ? I wonder when the sex tape is coming out ?

624 days ago
88.

Sapphiegirl    

Crystal you just nailed the final nail into your own legal coffin! If you even think a judge will award custody to a mother who would release nude pics of her OWN daughter just to discredit her then you are delusional! All this episode shows is that you DO NOT HAVE THE BEST INTERESTS OF YOUR DAUGHTER AT HEART.....JUST YOUR OWN SELFISH INTERESTS SUCH AS ARIEL'S MONEY AND YOUR OWN SO-CALLED HOLLYWOOD STATUS AS HER GUARDIAN! IF THOSE PICS ARE 8 OR 9 YEARS OLD, THEN HOW OLD IS SHANELLE IN THEM? IS SHE A MINOR? I HOPE SO JUST SO THAT THIS STAGE MOM CAN GET ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTING TO DISTRIBUTE CHILD PORNOGRAPHY!

624 days ago
89.

Zavier    

I'm starting to just think Ariel and her mother are both losers and trash, ****ed up to the core. Its no longer a "mom is trashy" or "ariel is lying" its moved toward, I think the family is trash, and was not ready for money or publicity.

624 days ago
90.

John    

I thought the older sister was like 24 or 25. If so, 8 or 9 yo nude pics are kiddie porn.

624 days ago
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