The city of Los Angeles is taking legal action against former Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers after she secretly photographed a nude woman in a locker room.
Mathers captured a photo of the 70-year-old woman — who was showering in a local fitness club — and subsequently posted the footage of her encounter, along with disparaging remarks, to Snapchat back in July.
The city has charged the 29-year-old with one count of invasion of privacy. If found guilty, Mathers could face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
“Body shaming is humiliating, with often painful, long-term consequences. It mocks and stigmatizes its victims, tearing down self-respect and perpetuating the harmful idea that our unique physical appearances should be compared to air-brushed notions of ‘perfect.’ What really matters is our character and humanity,” Los Angeles city attorney Mike Feuer said in a statement. “While body-shaming, in itself, is not a crime, there are circumstances in which invading one’s privacy to accomplish it can be. And we shouldn’t tolerate that.”
Mathers’ court arraignment is scheduled for November 28.