It’s gone from body shaming to a police investigation. Now the Los Angeles police department is looking for the woman who was photographed and body shamed by Playboy model Dani Mathers, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Now police are hoping the woman in the photo will come forward so they start an investigation.
“Without a victim, we can’t go forward,” LAPD spokeswoman Officer Jenny Houser said.
Detectives need the woman to contact police, so they can continue to investigate the misdemeanor offense, she said. Houser urged the victim to report the incident to any Los Angeles police station or call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).
It may seem like simple bullying, but police take it more seriously and have been looking into the matter after receiving a report from LA Fitness of “illegal distribution” of the image, LAPD Capt. Andrew Neiman said.
After learning about the photo on social media, LA Fitness permanently revoked Mathers’ membership at all of its health clubs.
“Her behavior is appalling and puts every member at risk of losing their privacy,” said Jill Greuling, the company’s executive vice president of operations. “This is not only our rule, but common decency,” she said.
Critics also to the playmate on for how she humiliated the woman. Many going on social media to slam Mathers and called her out for being a body shamer. Mathers later deleted her Twitter and Instagram accounts.
She later posted a video on YouTube features several Snapchat posts apologizing. In the video, Mathers says she accidentally shared the photo, and that it was supposed to be a personal message to a friend, not a public post.”I just wanted to acknowledge a photo that I accidentally posted here on Snapchat earlier today and let you guys know that that was absolutely wrong and not what I meant to do. I have chosen to do what I do for a living because I love the female body and I know that body shaming is wrong and that’s not what I’m about, that’s not the type of person that I am.”