Last year, former Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers earned her own special wing in the Rude Bitch Hall of Fame after she body shamed an older naked woman in her gym change room on Snapchat. Since then, things haven’t gone so great for Dani and they’re not getting any better. I’m sure a single sympathetic tear just rolled down your eye.
After Dani was called out, she apologized and tried to pass it off as an accident. Nobody really bought it. LA Fitness, the gym where the Snapchat shaming went down, contacted the police and banned her from all locations. She also lost her radio job. The woman who got shamed by Dani reportedly talked to the LAPD and agreed to testify against her, should it come to that. She better start picking out her most devastating courtroom ensemble, because it looks like it has come to that.
In November, Dani was charged with invasion of privacy, which she plead not guilty to. The New York Daily News says that Dani’s defense lawyer Dana Cole recently filed a motion to prevent the case from going to trial. Dana claimed the privacy law Dani was charged with is “too ambiguous” to be constitutional. Dana tried to argue that Dani was being charged with photographing an “identifiable person,” but that the picture of the woman in the Snapchat was too fuzzy to properly identify who it was. Dana also argued that it was a “far-away shot” and that the victim’s features “cannot be identified.” Dana also threw in a thing about the LAPD having a difficult time tracking the victim down.
On Monday, Los Angeles Judge Gustavo Sztraicher denied Dani’s motion. The judge ruled the privacy law is completely constitutional, and destroyed the argument that the photo was too blurry to identify the victim. Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney Chadd Kim also called bullshit on the “too blurry” argument, saying it was up to a jury to decide if the woman was unidentifiable.
The trial is set to begin on May 26th. Dana Cole told the NYDN that Dani Mathers “definitely” plans on testifying. Now this means they have to find an impartial jury. Good luck with that! I don’t know how easy it will be to find 12 people who can promise they won’t accidentally mutter “Oh, I’m so sure” under their breath while listening to the lame excuses in Dani’s testimony.