Woman Body-Shamed By Model Speaks Out For The First Time: She's "Humiliated"
Dani Mathers made a huge mistake when she used Snapchat to body-shame a 70-year-old woman who was showering inside a gym locker room last summer.
During a trip to an LA Fitness in July 2016, the former Playboy model, now 30, decided to secretly snap a photo of a gym-goer while they were showering and posted the picture onto her public Snapchat story.
On the picture, she wrote "If I can't unsee this then you can't either."
After posting the invasive and offensive photo, she received tons of negative backlash and was eventually banned from using LA Fitness. Mathers also lost her job and was eventually sentenced to three years probation for invasion of privacy.
While Mathers was apologizing to the public for body-shaming on Snapchat, the anonymous gym-goer she humiliated remained silent... that is, until now.
It's been reported by the Los Angeles Times that woman who was showering inside the gym locker room recently spoke out for the first time since her privacy was invaded by Mathers.
The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, is allegedly speaking through her lawyer, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer.
Feur claimed the woman is "humiliated" and said she requested $60 out of the case so she could by a new backpack. Why? Because her old backpack is shown in Mather's Snapchat, and she doesn't want people to recognize her.
During an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Feur commented on Mathers' body-shaming Snapchat, and said,
Why does that matter? Because the impact of this incident is irreparable. 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.
Feur also claims that Mathers is "attempting to portray herself as the victim," while he truly believes she is the perpetrator.
According to the lawyer, Mathers claimed she tried reaching out to the woman to apologize. However, he said this "surprises" the victim, because she is "unaware of any attempt by Ms. Mathers to reach out to her."