Turns out the ugly person was the Playmate
In the past couple of years, the “Love Your Body” movement has grown to full force. No longer is the only definition of beauty “tall and skinny.” This acceptance movement is empowering young women everywhere with healthier body images and better self-esteem. However, there are still those that are stuck behind the times and continue to shame women with atypical body shapes.
Good news is, society is firing back and not allowing the shaming to continue. Back in July, Dani Mathers faced serious backlash for snapchatting and fat shaming a naked woman at her local gym. Three months later, attorney Mike Feuer is officially filing criminal charges against the model.
Dani Mathers, Playboy’s 2015 Playmate of the Year, was at L.A. Fitness last July when the body of a fellow gym-goer apparently offended her. The model decided to Snapchat the naked woman’s body and post it to her story where thousands of followers viewed the picture. This picture accompanied a view of Dani snickering along.
L.A. Fitness has a zero tolerance policy for this situation and immediately banned the Playmate from their 800 plus gyms across the country. “Her behaviour is appalling and puts every member at risk of losing their privacy,” said Jill Greuling, the company’s Executive Vice President of Operations. “Our written rules are very clear: cellphone usage and photography are prohibited in the locker rooms,” she continued, “This is not only our rule, but common decency.”
The fitness gym didn’t stop there. They went to the police and filed a report of “illegal distribution” of the image. LAPD Capt. Andrew Neiman reported to the media that detectives from the LAPD’s West Division Sexual Assault Section are investigating the case.
A section of California’s Penal Code revised in 2014 said it is a misdemeanor to look “with the intent to invade the privacy of a person” into public areas like changing rooms, where a person has “a reasonable expectation of privacy.” Without the consent of or knowledge of the other person, any distribution of images or videos is illegal.