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Actress Ariel Winter, 14, has been embroiled in a custody case after her mother was accused of abusing her. Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Ariel Winter's mother recently attempted to leak nude photos of Ariel's older sister, Shanelle Gray, through a Hollywood publicist, according to TMZ.

We may have a new front-runner for the Hollywood Mother of the Year award.

Publicist Jonathan Hay told TMZ that Chrystal Workman -- the "Modern Family" star's mother -- contacted him this week, saying she has nude photos of 34-year-old Gray she wanted to secretly release to the public.

Somewhere, even Dina Lohan shakes her head in disgust.

A judge awarded Gray guardianship of 14-year-old Ariel in October after allegations that Workman was emotionally and physically abusing her.

Hay said Workman pestered him about leaking the photos -- which he said are nearly a decade old -- but he refused because he felt Workman was trying to "sell out her daughter," and he wanted to help out Ariel.

Hay said he's already been contacted by a member of Ariel's legal team, but said it's unclear how much of a role, if any, he will play in the case. Hay said he would have no problem filing a declaration in support of Ariel, whose case goes back to court Dec. 10.

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