Playboy model Dani Mathers is still in apology mode as a vicious, voyeuristic photo she took of a fellow gym goer in the sauna, has decimated her personally and professionally.
The 2015 Playboy Playmate of the Year could even face criminal charges for the Snapchat photo she sent of an unsuspecting nude woman, who was in the sauna of the same L.A. Fitness gym Mathers was working out in.
“If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either,” a laughing Mathers posted as the caption of the snap she claimed was meant to be in a private conversation between herself and a friend.
Although she quickly deleted the offending photo, it was too late as many outraged followers blasted her, and some took screenshots of the offending picture.
Later she posted a public video explaining herself and apologizing for “body shaming.”
“I just wanted to acknowledge a photo that I accidentally posted on Snapchat earlier today and let you guys know that that was absolutely wrong and not what I meant to do. I have chosen to do what I do for a living because I love the female body, and I know that body shaming is wrong and that’s not what I’m about. That’s not the type of person that I am,” she said. “That photo was taken to be part of a personal conversation with a girlfriend and because I am new to Snapchat, I really didn’t realize that I had posted it and that was a huge mistake. I know that I have upset a lot of people out there but please, please believe me when I say this is not the type of person I am, I’ve never done this before, I will never do this again, you have my word.”
As if sharing the photo in a private conversation would have been any better.
Unmoved by her mea culpa, LA Fitness officials canceled her membership, banned her from all of its clubs and contacted police, TMZ reported.
The police are investigating the incident under a law that prohibits the distribution of private images, according to TMZ.
The woman who was body shamed in the photograph is listed in the police report as “Jane Doe” and has yet to come forward.
If she does Mathers could face six months in jail, but if she doesn’t the Playmate could get off unscathed — legally.
Professionally, on the other hand, Mathers has taken a brutal hit that caused her to be suspended indefinitely from her job at 95.5 KLOS’s “The Heidi and Frank Show” and Playboy has suspended her from all activities, TMZ reported.
Mathers did issue an apology according to her fellow Playmates in an email obtained by TMZ.
In it she apologized for “the negativity and hate that this has brought forward.” She also called her behavior inexcusable and said she would be lying low for a while.
Mathers deleted her Instagram and Twitter accounts, but her public persona has been destroyed, as evidenced by the vitriol directed at her on social media.
@DaniMathers Shame on you. Now we know who you really are. Can’t unsee that either.
— Greg Mann (@gmann72) July 14, 2016
— Jackie Helen Rowan (@JackieLeute) July 15, 2016
No wonder, so many people suffer from eating disorders and anxiety (indcluding myself), when humans like #danimathers still exist.?
— LA COUR (@frejajeppesen) July 15, 2016
Dani Mathers deleted her Twitter account and probably her career pic.twitter.com/GxT82Aekdk
— Brittany Minoff (@brittany_minoff) July 15, 2016
@DaniMathers Vile. You’re a bully and an apology won’t ever change that. Do you have any idea of the damage nastiness like this causes?
— Claire (@StoriesCemetery) July 14, 2016
Idiot, Dani Mathers who posted nude photo of woman at gym to body shame has deleted her Instagram and Twitter pages. Good riddance moron…
— J.T. (@jt_dudenhoffer) July 16, 2016
I suppose Dani Mathers is going to have to enter the fitness protection program, now.
— Samuel John Klein (@SJKPDX) July 16, 2016
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