Over the past year, former Playboy model Dani Mathers has made headline after headline after Snapchatting and simultaneously body-shaming a naked woman at the gym last July. Mathers was fired after the Snap (pictured above) went viral and then sued by the woman she illegally photographed. Now, the New York Daily News reports, Mathers's last-minute attempt to avoid trial has failed.
Mathers is charged with "misdemeanor invasion of privacy under a California law that prohibits the secret recording or photographing of an 'identifiable person' in a home, changing room or tanning booth without the subject's consent," the Daily News reports. Her attorney took issue with the "identifiable person" part of the clause and motioned to dismiss the case because of it.[image
"This was a far-away shot, and the victim, her features cannot be identified," defense lawyer Dana Cole argued, noting it took L.A. police "a lot of hours and a lot of work" to identify the woman in the Snap.
In response, Los Angeles judge Gustavo Sztraicher ruled "The court finds the statute is constitutional and not void for vagueness." Mathers's trial is now tentatively set to start on Mary 26.
Cole also said Mathers will "definitely" testify during the trial.