- The Washington Times - Friday, July 15, 2016

Dani Mathers, Playboy’s 2015 Playmate of the Year, lost her job and was banned for life from LA Fitness after she secretly took a picture of an undressed woman inside a gym locker room and published it on Snapchat.

Ms. Mathers had posted two public photos mocking the naked woman. One showed the woman in what appeared to be a shower room, with a caption reading, “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.” The next photo showed Ms. Mathers snickering with her hand covering her mouth.

She later said the first photo was meant to be sent to a friend, but she published it “accidentally.”

“I have chosen to do what I do for a living because I love the female body and I know that body shaming is wrong and that’s not what I’m about, that’s not the type of person that I am,” she said in a series of Snapchat videos posted Thursday. “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.”

Her apology did little to assuage the backlash. TMZ reported Friday morning that Ms. Mathers lost her long-running radio gig at KLOS-FM on the “Heidi and Frank” show. Management said she’s been suspended indefinitely, TMZ reported.

LA Fitness has also banned the model for life and notified the Los Angeles Police Department of her behavior.

“Her behavior is appalling and puts every member’s privacy at risk. We have handled this internally and also notified the police,” the company told TMZ.

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