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The LAPD Is Formally Investigating Dani Mathers For Nude Body-Shaming Snapchat

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Playmate/ mean girl Dani Mathers faced (deserved!) Internet wrath for sharing a photo of a naked woman at her gym on her Snapchat with the cruel caption, "If I can't unsee this then you can't either" this week. But there are apparently consequences more severe than just being marked as a bully: the incident is now being formally investigated by the LAPD.

LAPD Capt. Andrew Neiman told the L.A. Times that department detectives are investigating after they received a report from L.A. Fitness citing "illegal distribution" of the image, which was taken in the gym's locker room without consent. According to Entertainment Tonight, a law enforcement official clarified that it was the gym that filed the report, not the woman depicted in the photo, and said that "the investigation is based on disseminating private images."

TMZ reports that Mathers has been suspended from her gig on the radio station KLOS's "Heidi and Frank" show following the incident. TMZ was also told by an LA fitness spokesperson that Mathers has been banned from all of their gyms. "Our written rules are very clear: Cell phone usage and photography are prohibited in the locker rooms. This is not only our rule, but common decency. Her behavior is appalling and puts every member at risk of losing their privacy. Her membership has been permanently revoked, at all our health clubs, and law enforcement has been notified."

As per The Daily Beast, a petition calling for her arrest for privacy violation has received nearly 20,000 signatures as of Saturday afternoon. While we're not suggesting there's a link between the public outcry and the LAPD's decision to formally investigate Mathers' action, it's further proof of just how seriously body-shaming is—and should be—taken.