The woman who Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers secretly photographed and body-shamed in a gym locker room is in her 70s, and wants Mathers prosecuted to the fullest extent possible, TMZ reports.
The site said the woman — whom police were unable to identify or locate until now — is willing to testify to bring criminal charges against Mathers. An LAPD spokesman told TheWrap that no one was available to comment Monday because of the Labor Day holiday.
Mathers’ attorney, Tom Mesereau, told TheWrap on Monday, “I hope the rumors are not true. Dani Mathers never tried to hurt anyone at any time and certainly never tried to break the law.” He declined to comment further.
Mathers’ post sparked widespread disgust because of the invasion of privacy and the cruelty of mocking someone’s body. The news that the woman is in her 70s — a senior citizen doing her best to stay in shape — is only likely to fuel the outrage.
Her name was not released, to prevent any additional invasion of her privacy.
Mathers lost her gig with Los Angeles radio station KLOS over the post, and entertainment lawyer Devin McRae told TheWrap that if Mathers’ victim sues, she could receive up to $1 million in damages.
TMZ said Mathers could face a charge of Dissemination of Private Images, a misdemeanor charge that is punishable by up to six months behind bars.
The Los Angeles City Attorney is reviewing the case, TMZ said.