‘Playboy’ model Dani Mathers could face criminal charges for that body-shaming gym photo now that the woman she photographed naked in the locker room has allegedly been located by Los Angeles police, according to ABC News.
The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office confirmed to ABC News that the case is under review, and TMZ reported that the woman, who is in her 70s, is willing to testify against Mathers. According to TMZ, the model could be charged with dissipation of private images, which is a misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail.
Mathers’ lawyer, Tom Mesereau, told the New York Daily News that he hoped “the rumor is not correct,” regarding potential charges. “Dani Mathers never tried to hurt anyone at any time, and certainly never tried to break any law,” Mesereau told the Daily News.
Back in July, Mathers, 29, posted a photo to her Snapchat story of a nude woman in an LA Fitness in Los Angeles. She captioned it, “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.” In a subsequent Snapchat photo, she covered her mouth while laughing about the incident.
After severe backlash, the 2015 ‘Playboy’ Playmate of the Year posted an apology video on Snapchat: “I just wanted to acknowledge a photo that I accidentally posted on Snapchat earlier today and let you guys know that that was absolutely wrong, and not what I meant to do,” she said. “I have chosen to do what I do for a living because I love the female body, and I know that body-shaming is wrong and that’s not what I’m about, that’s not the type of person that I am. That photo was meant to be a personal conversation with a girlfriend, and because I am new to Snapchat, I didn’t realize that I had posted it and that was a huge mistake.”
In response to the incident, Mathers was banned from all LA Fitness locations and suspended indefinitely from her gig at “Heidi and Frank” radio show on KLOS-FM 95.5.
At the time, LA Fitness filed a complaint with the police, but there was no immediate legal action since the woman was unidentified.
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