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Playboy Model Dani Mathers Pleads Not Guilty After Posting Locker Room Pic of Naked Woman

by Jackie Willis 12:25 PM PST, November 28, 2016
Playing Playboy Model Dani Mathers Pleads Not Guilty After Posting Locker Room Pic of Naked Woman

Dani Mathers has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of invasion of privacy.

Back in July, the 29-year-old model posted a photo to Snapchat of a naked 70-year-old woman in the locker room of a L.A. Fitness without her knowledge. The caption read: "If I can't unsee this, then you can't either."

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Mathers did not appear in court on Monday, but her attorney, Tom Mesereau, did speak to reporters on her behalf. "She very much regrets what happened," he said. "She apologized for her behavior and we're looking forward to resolving this case in a very fair manner."

Since the photo was posted, Mathers has been banned from all L.A. Fitness gyms, and if found guilty, could face six months in jail and up to a $1,000 fine. A pretrial hearing has been set for Dec. 21, but Mathers will not be required to attend.

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After the incident, Mathers posted an apology on Twitter, writing: "Should never make light of another woman's naked body. I'm sorry for what I did… I need to take some time to myself now to reflect on why I did this horrible thing."

The 2015 Playboy Playmate of the Year again tweeted in September: "I have taken full responsibility for the mistakes I have made and will continue to love myself and others...I wish this for the rest of you too."

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Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer also issued a statement earlier this month after charges were filed against Mathers. "Body shaming is humiliating, with often painful, long-term consequences," he said. "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," Feuer continued. "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."

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