Playboy Model's Body-Shaming Case Is Going To Trial

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The 2015 Playmate of the year quickly became the target of online venom for the so-called body shaming incident.

When 2015 Playmate of the Year Dani Mathers chose to Snapchat a body-shaming pic of a naked woman at her gym last summer, Mathers faced more than fan disappointment on account of her privacy-invading act.

She added the caption, "If I can't unsee this then you can't either", while posing with her hand over her mouth as if shocked. According to New York Daily News, this line of argument rejected outright: "The court finds the statute is constitutional and not void for vagueness", Judge Gustavo Sztraicher ruled. Her defense argued that the image, "was a far-away shot, and the victim, her features can not be identified", but the presiding judge ruled differently.

Under California law, it is illegal to secretly photograph another identifiable person in a changing room without their consent. She faces a misdemeanor charge of invasion of privacy. She had previously apologized publicly for the post: "That was absolutely wrong and not what I meant to do".

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Asked if Ms Mathers would be testifying at her trial, her lawyer responded, "Oh yeah, definitely".

The offence comes with a $1,000 (£770) fine and six months in jail as a potential punishment.

Attorney Dana Cole said the victim can not be easily identified because the photo was shot from far away. People hated how she not only violated the woman's privacy but also felt the need to body-shame an innocent 70-year-old who was just minding her own business. That is not the type of person I am'. "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".

"Let me make this clear... my page (s) aren't for comments that bring people to the brink of suicide, nor are they for your hatred", Mathers wrote Tuesday.

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