Police investigate Playboy model Dani Mathers after she body shames naked women in gym showers on Snapchat

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We can't all look like Playboy models, but it's not usually the models themselves who are the ones pointing this out. However 29-year-old Playboy model Dani Mathers took it upon herself to publicly scorn another woman's body in a series of nasty Snapchats.

Mathers, who was crowned Playmate of the Year 2015, shared an image of an unsuspecting woman showering nude in the gym with the caption "If I can't unsee this then you can't either!" - but quickly deleted the snap. She also shared an image of herself with a hand over her mouth.

Sharing an image of a naked person without their consent is illegal in California. If found guilty, Mathers could face a short stint in prison.

A sexual assault division of the LA Police Department is investigating and searching for the woman in the photograph.

A petition for Mathers to be arrested for privacy violation has reached 26,688 signatures. The petition cites that she has violated US law on video voyeurism, which states "Whoever, in the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, has the intent to capture an image of a private area of an individual without their consent, and knowingly does so under circumstances in which the individual has a reasonable expectation of privacy, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both."

Mathers has been banned from the chain of gyms where the incident allegedly took place, LA Fitness, and has lost her job on a radio show.

She has since apologised for the video in another Snapchat post, and said that she meant to send the images to a friend, only setting them as a public "story" by accident.

"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, it's not the type of person that I am," she said.