Former Playboy playmate facing jail over naked Snapchat

Model accused of body-shaming woman at gym to face court

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

With Mathers' trial is now tentatively set to start on May 26 and the model "definitely" testifying, we'll just have to see how she tries to argue her way out of this body-shaming, privacy-violating mess and if she'll end up with the jail time and an added fine that many feel she deserves while others think is far too much.

The 29-year-old Mathers faced widespread criticism after she shared the photo on Snapchat in July 2016 with the caption: "If I can't unsee this then you can't either".

The bodacious blonde initially tried to avoid facing justice, according to New York Daily News reports.

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The post sparked public outrage and cost Mathers her gym membership.

Amid immediate backlash, L.A. Fitness banned Mathers from all of its locations.

The Playboy Bunny was sacked from her job on a Los Angeles radio station after the event.

Hoping to "make an example" of Mathers, authorities tracked down the woman in the photo and said they meant to charge Mathers with dissemination of private images, which carries a six-month prison sentence.

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The person in the photo was identified only by her age and it was not clear if she knew she was being photographed. Mathers' lawyer Dana Cole argued that the elderly woman in Mathers' photo was not identifiable and that it took the police hours to figure out who she was. They claim the victim wasn't easily identified in the photo.

"Body-shaming is humiliating, with often painful, long-term consequences", he said.

After a lengthy hiatus from social media, Mathers returned to Instagram and Twitter this month, and vehemently denied ever body shaming anyone. "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".

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