Body-shaming Playboy model Dani Mathers makes video apology as police investigate

A Playboy model may have to answer to police after she took a photo of another woman in a gym and posted it on Snapchat with the caption: “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either. Dani Mathers, 29, says she meant to send the image to a friend as part of a private conversation and did not realise it was going to be public. “Because I am new to Snapchat I really didn’t realise that I had posted it,” she said in a video apology. "That was absolutely wrong and not what I meant to do.”

I know that body-shaming is wrong. That is not the type of person I am.

Dani Mathers

But as well as facing a backlash on social media, the LA Fitness gym in Los Angeles revoked Mathers’ membership and alerted police. The gym tweeted: “Her behavior is appalling & puts members @ risk. We ended membership & she can’t use any club. It’s not just our rule, it’s common decency.” Captain Andrew Neiman from the LAPD told the Los Angeles Times that “illegal distribution” of the image had been reported and that detectives were investigating. The woman in the picture was not identified and it is unclear whether she knew she was being photographed. Mathers, who was Playboy’s Miss May in 2014 and was crowned Playboy’s Playmate of the Year in 2015, has now deleted her social media accounts.