Dani Mathers is bringing out the big legal guns to defend her in the event that she’s hit with a criminal charge.
Mathers, the Playboy Playmate who drew widespread scorn last week after taking a picture of an unwitting naked woman at her gym and then posting it with a mocking caption, has retained high-profile attorney Thomas Mesereau to defend her if she ends up being prosecuted.
Meserau represented Michael Jackson during the King of Pop’s molestation trial. He’s also represented actor Robert Blake, boxer Mike Tyson and is one of a string of lawyers who have represented Suge Knight in the rap mogul’s ongoing murder case.
Mathers’ troubles began on July 14, when she posted a photo of a nude woman at an L.A. Fitness gym on Snapchat with the caption, “If I can’t unsee this then you can’t either.”
The model did not say what about the woman’s appearance she found objectionable but the photo suggests a woman who may not meet Playboy norms for svelteness.
Mathers subsequently apologized, but that has failed to sway her many detractors on social media.
As it turns out, widespread criticism would be the least of her problems. L.A. Fitness banned her from its gyms, and Mathers was fired from her gig at Los Angeles radio station KLOS, where she appeared as a regular on the station’s morning show.
The LAPD has since opened an investigation into the matter, with the potential crime being the dissemination of private images.