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Playboy Playmate Pleads Not Guilty To Body-Shaming Woman On Snapchat

Playmate Dani Mathers was charged with invasion of privacy for allegedly secretly photographing a nude 70-year-old woman at the gym and body-shaming her on social media.

Posted on November 28, 2016, at 2:18 p.m. ET

Playboy playmate Dani Mathers pleaded not guilty Monday to one count of invasion of privacy for allegedly secretly photographing a 70-year-old woman in the shower at a Los Angeles health club and posting the photo to Snapchat.

Mathers, 29, could face six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

In July, prosecutors say, Mathers used her cell phone to post the nude picture with the caption "If I canโ€™t unsee this then you canโ€™t either," along with a photo of herself holding her hand over her mouth. After the post went viral, Mathers tweeted that she was sorry and needed to take some time to reflect on her actions.

โ€œBody-shaming is humiliating, with often painful, long-term consequences,โ€ Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feur said in a statement to BuzzFeed News earlier this month. โ€œIt mocks and stigmatizes its victims, tearing down self-respect and perpetuating the harmful idea that our unique physical appearances should be compared to airbrushed notions of โ€˜perfect.โ€™ What really matters is our character and humanity. While body-shaming, in itself, is not a crime, there are circumstances in which invading oneโ€™s privacy to accomplish it can be. And we shouldnโ€™t tolerate that.โ€

Mathers' attorney entered her plea on her behalf in court Monday. A pretrial date was scheduled for Dec. 21.


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