Playmate Dani Mathers to Face Body-Shaming Charges in Court

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Instead, Los Angeles prosecutors charged her with misdemeanor invasion of privacy under a California law that prohibits the secret recording or photographing of an "identifiable person" in a home, changing room or tanning booth without the subject's consent.

The 2015 Playmate of the Year committed career suicide when, in July 2016, she took an image of a 70-year-old woman in the shower at her Los Angeles gym and shared the photo to Snapchat along with the caption, "If I can't unsee this then you can't either". But as most of us know, achieving self-acceptance can be achingly hard when we're everyday assaulted with various absurd beauty metrics.

The Playboy star initially tried to evade trail by having her lawyers claim laws in California surrounding privacy are too vague, reports New York Daily News.

The adult star was sacked from her job on a Los Angeles radio station after the event and was banned from all LA Fitness gyms. A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for May 24.

"I know body-shaming is wrong and I know that that's not what I'm about, that's not the type of person that I am".

"That photo was taken 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", she said.

Hoping to "make an example" of Mathers, authorities tracked down the woman in the photo and said they meant to charge Mathers with dissemination of private images, which carries a six-month prison sentence.

However, LA judge Gustavo Sztraicher disagreed, ruling, "The court finds the statute is constitutional and not void for vagueness".

Mathers now plans to testify in her own defense. "Her post-crime behavior is indicative of the fact that Defendant has never shown remorse for her behavior and therefore she should face the consequences of her cruel and criminal act", the city attorney contended. If convicted, Mathers could face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

"What really matters is our character and humanity" when he announced his decision to prosecute.



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