• Dani Mathers, a former Playboy mannequin, posted a body-shaming Snapchat of a 70-year-old lady on the health club.
• The submit went viral, and Mathers was charged with invasion of privateness; she was sentenced to 3 months of probation and group service.
• The lady within the Snapchat is staying nameless, however is seemingly fearful about being recognized in public and feels “humiliated.”
Former Playboy playmate Dani Mathers was sentenced to three months of probation and group service in May, after she posted a photograph on Snapchat of a unadorned 70-year-old lady on the fitness center. “If I can’t unsee this, then you can’t either,” she wrote in her caption.
The lady within the viral photograph is staying nameless and is not talking on to the press, however spoke in depth with City Attorney Mike Feuer, who talked to the Los Angeles Timesabout how she is dealing with the fallout.
Feuer stated the lady was prepared to testify at trial, however “has been humiliated” and “wishes the whole chapter, this painful chapter, would close.” He was struck by one specific want of hers: that she get restitution of $60 so she might purchase a brand new backpack, as a result of she frightened individuals might determine her by the backpack featured within the Snapchat. The incident had that a lot of a “severe impact” on her privateness, he famous.
And although Mathers told Good Morning America she tried to reach out to the victim, Feuer stated the lady is stunned to listen to that. The lady “told me she is unaware of any attempt by Ms. Mathers to reach out to her,” Feuer stated. “Ms. Mathers is attempting to portray herself as the victim. She is not the victim. She is the perpetrator.”
But in the long run, Feuer hopes the lady will understand the constructive influence her case had on bringing issues like physique shaming to mild. He has sponsored a invoice that handed the state Senate that may criminalize distributing pictures that invade individuals’s privateness like this. “When we talked, I said to her that the courage that she has displayed here will have a meaningful impact on preventing anybody else from being victimized in the future,” he stated, “both because of the case itself and because this case is the catalyst for [new] legislation.”
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