Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Woman punished for saying that an old lady looked unattractive

The old lady was not identified but the offender forgot that all women are equal

Former Playboy model Danielle Mathers has been sentenced to community service for secretly photographing a naked older woman in a Los Angeles gym and then posting the picture on social media, court documents and officials have said.

According to the criminal complaint Mathers, 30, was charged in Los Angeles Superior Court in November 2016 for using a "concealed" camera to take a photograph of the woman — who was 70 at the time — in July and then posting it online.

Mathers "uploaded the photograph to her Snapchat account, with comments about the woman's appearance and a picture of Mathers covering her mouth," Michael N. Feuer, the Los Angeles city attorney, said in a written statement last week.

Police investigated, acting on a tip from LA Fitness officials.

Feuer said that Mathers entered a plea of no contest to a misdemeanour invasion of privacy charge last week and will perform 30 days of community labour. She was also placed on probation for three years, according to the city attorney's office.

Tom Mesereau, co-counsel on her case, said in a telephone interview she will also pay $US60 ($80.57) restitution to the victim.

Mathers, who was the Playmate of the Year in 2015, is not working, he said, but she hopes to go to nursing school.

While Mathers' Snapchat posts were later deleted, the image of the woman in the shower area was published with the words: "If I can't unsee this then you can't either," in newspapers and online media organisations. It soon set off a backlash about "body shaming" and bullying online.



Bird of Paradise said...

Q. Why do liberal snowflakes have whining high pitched voices? A. So even the blind can reconise them

Anonymous said...

LOL - That girl who posted the picture complaining about seeing that woman has forgotten that in some years to come that woman WILL be what she sees each day in the mirror as she looks at herself.

That she can't un-see it is going to be the least of her problems by then.

stinky said...

The backlash about body-shaming was incidental and irrelevant; her conviction was for secretly filming the other woman, nude in a private area, and then posting it publicly.

I'd have voted to convict her for that, too. Is there anyone here who wouldn't?

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:01,

You are absolutely correct.

The headline of "Woman punished for saying that an old lady looked unattractive" is so misinformed it makes one wonder if anyone here actually read the story or had the brains to understand what the case was actually about.

Hinchey said...

As others have said a fake headline . I personally think it was disgraceful to secretly take the pictures , shameful to share them on line and unforgivable to mock the lady in question .

Anonymous said...

Agreed Anon 9:01, 9:33 and Hinchey.
The headline is utterly false
The victim was undressed in a private area. It is just as illegal to photograph her in a gym changeroom as it is for a pervert to set up a hidden camera in a public toilet or a hotel room.
Her comments and people's reactions are immaterial. This was a spycam just like any other.
This story has no place on TT