Former Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers was charged with invasion of privacy after she Snapchatted a picture of a woman showering at the gym. Along with the picture, she included the words, "If I can't unsee this then you can't either." The 30-year-old claimed that she'd just meant to text the message to a friend, but cops weren't buying it. The 71-year-old woman who was photographed at the gym pressed charges, and now Dani Mathers is asking the judge to spare her jail time.
According to The Daily News, Dani Mathers' lawyer Tom Mesereau is trying to get the judge to spare her jail time. Mesereau requested that the judge put Mathers into a deferment program, which involves going into counseling, attending an anti-bullying course, and visiting schools to teach students how bullying hurts people. (How bullying hurts victims, probably, and not how bullying hurts Mathers: namely, she lost her job and her L.A. Fitness gym privileges.)
However, Mike Feuer, the L.A. City Attorney who's prosecuting the case, has filed legal documents requesting that the judge reject Mathers' lawyer's request for the deferment program. He pointed out that Dani Mathers never apologized to her victim, and documents from his office communicated, "She should face the consequences of her cruel and criminal act."
Dani Mathers pled not guilty to invasion of privacy in November. She now faces up to six months in jail, although it's not yet clear whether the prosecutor will demand jail time.