The 70-Year-Old Woman Body-Shamed at the Gym Speaks Out For the First Time
As you most likely remember from last summer, former Playboy model Dani Mathers caused a major uproar when she callously body-shamed a woman on her Snapchat. Over a photo of a 70-year-old working out, Mathers wrote, "if I can't unsee this then neither can you." So charming!
After pleading no contest to an invasion of privacy charge in May, the former model was sentenced to three years probation and some community service.
Now, the reports that the body-shamed woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, is speaking out through her lawyer. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer says the woman is "humiliated."
"Why does that matter? Because the impact of this incident is irreparable," Feuer said. "And it causes harm that will reverberate on and on. Body shaming is inhumane. And it tears down the victim's self-respect. It has devastating consequences. It stigmatizes victims."
In what strikes me as the most heart-breaking bit from the story, Feuer says all his client wanted out of the case was to buy a new backpack because she worried the one in the Snapchat would give away her identity.
Although Mathers has apologized publicly, it's essentially meaningless to the woman.
"Ms. Mathers says that she didn't intend to widely disseminate the photo," Feuer said. "That ignores the fact that she invaded another woman's privacy by taking a nude photo of her in a gym."
Feuer also shared that Mathers has not reached out to the woman privately, as Mathers has said publicly that she has.
"I saw Ms. Mathers on 'Good Morning America.' She claims that she's tried to contact the victim, I presume to apologize. I will share with you, that surprises the victim, who told me she is unaware of any attempt by Ms.
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