Police Track Down Woman Body-Shamed by Model

70-something victim reportedly wants legal justice for Dani Mathers' photo
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2016 1:12 PM CDT
Updated Sep 6, 2016 12:03 AM CDT
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The offending Snapchat photo.   (Snapchat)

A woman who was body-shamed by Playboy model Dani Mathers at an LA Fitness gym has been found—and Mathers may be facing jail time for her actions, TMZ reports. The celebrity site says the LAPD located the woman, said to be in her 70s, and she's willing to help prosecutors go after Mathers. The celeb is accused of taking a photo of the naked woman as she changed in the gym's locker room and posting the pic to Snapchat with the snarky message: "If I can't unsee this then you can't either." The city attorney's office confirms that the older woman has been located, reports ABC News.

The case could bring a misdemeanor charge for "dissemination of private images"—a charge that could land Mathers in jail for up to six months, though "there's no timetable at this point" on whether that will happen, says Office of Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer. Mathers' attorney tells the New York Daily News he hopes this new speculation about legal trouble for Mathers—she's already been banned from LA Fitness for life—isn't true. "Dani Mathers never tried to hurt anyone at any time, and certainly never tried to break any law," he says. The model's last tweet was on July 14, in which she announced: "I'm sorry for what I did … I need to take some time to myself now to reflect on why I did this horrible thing." (This student found and shared a private photo his female teacher had taken for her husband.)

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