Playboy centerfold model loses bid to dismiss gym photo case

You might remember this way back in July of 2016 but former Playboy model turned fitness model Dani Mathers was in the headlines last July for posting a photo of a nude 71-year-old woman to her Snapchat account with the caption "If I can't unsee this then you can't either". Now, Mathers heads to court to fight accusations that she has violated a specific Peeping Tom law pertaining to the dissemenation of images of strangers.

She was charged late a year ago with a misdemeanor count of invasion of privacy and is facing six-months in jail and a United States $1000 fine if conviced.

"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", said Mathers.

The photo outraged many of Mathers fans and quickly spread on social media as people slammed the Playboy model for body shaming. "I made a decision to work as a model because I love the female body and I know that cheating is wrong".

The defense unsuccessfully tried to get the case thrown out on the theory the law was vague about how "identifiable" a victim needs to be.

Cole added that it required "a lot of hours and a lot of work" before Los Angeles Police could locate the woman.

The blonde model is now scheduled to go on trial on May 26 and potentially faces jail for the post of Snapchat.

Mathers was Playmate of the Year in 2015, and she is arguably an example of classic beauty-she is thin, has a symmetrical face, and has long blonde hair. That is not the type of person I am'.

As for the prosecution, they have always argued about the seriousness of this case saying that "Body shaming is humiliating, with often painful, long-term consequences". Jezebel reports that the blonde beauty will be heading to trial at the end of this month for secretly photographing the naked woman without her consent. "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".

Do you think Mathers will be found guilty in court? Mathers has been told, rather explicitly, that she exemplifies Western beauty standards, so I imagine it was easy to unthinkingly pass judgment on another woman who, in her eyes, falls short.

  • Salvatore Jensen