Dani Mathers was Playmate of the Year for 2015. She’s now known as the woman who secretly took a photo of a naked woman at a gym. Then Snapchatted it. Her body shaming caption read “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.”
Body shaming is not a crime.
Morally wrong and totally Mean Girling, but not a crime.
Should Dani Mathers serve jail time for body shaming?
The 70-year old victim was undressed in an L.A. Fitness gym locker room where cell phone use is prohibited. Mathers snapped an unconsented photo and snapchatted the image. Her share backfired.
Online criticism of Mathers quickly ensued. Police investigation followed.
Although Mathers apologized publicly, L.A. Fitness banned her from all of their locations.
Why Dani Mathers can face jail time for acting like a Mean Girl.
On Friday, November 4, 2016, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office announced the charge against Mathers: one count of invasion of privacy.
A sentence for this charge may include up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Her arraignment is scheduled for November 28th. This hearing is when she will enter a plea.
Dani Mathers is unlikely to serve time for invasion of privacy.
Dani Mathers is more likely to be casted in Orange is the New Black than she is to be imprisoned for snap-chatting unconsented nudes.
Mathers may end up pleading guilty of a lesser misdemeanor. She is unlikely to see a day in jail for this matter. And I’m not just saying that because her attorney is Tom Mesereau, the lawyer who defended Michael Jackson from child molestation charges.
Had the nude been of a minor, even a teen who appeared much older, Mathers could have easily been charged with child pornography and become a registered sex offender.