All has been quiet on the Ariel Winter guardianship case front in the weeks since it was announced that a judge extended her custody suit, but apparently Winter’s mother is trying to shake that up. A publicist has come forward and claimed that Chrystal Workman tried to use him to secretly leak nude pictures of Shanelle Gray, her other daughter who currently has temporary guardianship of Winter.
Publicist Jonathan Hay came forward to TMZ to reveal the story, and also says he has contacted a member of Winter’s team to say he would have no issue filing a declaration in support of Winter. He apparently turned down Workman’s request because he felt like she was “trying to ‘sell out her daughter'” and “he wanted to help Ariel.”
The pictures of Gray in question are reportedly eight or nine years old, and your guess is as good as ours as to how Workman got her hands on them. Winter, Workman and Gray are currently locked in a battle to try to determine who will get custody of the “Modern Family” star after she attested physical and emotional abuse. They’re due back in court on Dec. 10.