It's been just under a year since former Playboy model Dani Mathers snapchatted a photo of a naked woman in her gym's locker room with the caption, "If I can't unsee this then you can't either." Understandably, the woman pictured sued the model for being illegally photographed and publicly shamed. The New York Daily News reports that Dani's last-minute attempts to avoid trial have failed.
According to the Daily News, the 30-year-old was charged with "misdemeanour 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." Her representative spoke out against the "identifiable person" part of the class in an attempt to dismiss the case.
"This was a far-way shot, and the victim, her features cannot be identified," her defence lawyer argued, saying that it took the L.A. police force "a lot of hours and a lot of work" to identify the woman pictured.
Los Angeles judge Gustavo Sztraicher spoke against the claim, stating: "The court finds the statute is constitutional and not void for vagueness."
Dani Mathers' trial is now set to start on May 26th where she is expected to testify.