- The Washington Times - Friday, November 4, 2016

photo that model Dani Mathers admits to have taken of an elderly naked woman in her gym’s locker room this summer could cost her $1,000 and six months behind bars.

Ms. Mathers was charged Friday with one count of invasion of privacy stemming from the July incident, in which the former Playboy Playmate is accused of sharing the photo via her Snapchat account, mocking the appearance of her unsuspecting victim.

Ms. Mathers apologized in July for having taken the photo, although she denied that the post to Snapchat was done on purpose. She was quickly fired from a recurring radio gig and banned for life by L.A. Fitness.

In a statement to the media Friday, City Attorney Mike Feuer took the opportunity to address a phenomenon which has come to be known as body-shaming, which is essentially the bullying of a person, particularly on social media, for his or her physical appearance.

“What really matters is our character and humanity. 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,” Mr. Feuer said, NBC News’ Los Angeles affiliate reported.

Ms. Mathers will be formally arraigned Nov. 28.

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