Playboy model loses bid to toss out privacy invasion case

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On Monday, a judge denied Mathers' legal team's motions to dismiss the charge against her and the motion to continue to trial, The Wrap reports.

When 2015 Playmate of the Year Dani Mathers chose to Snapchat a body-shaming pic of a naked woman at her gym last summer, Mathers faced more than fan disappointment on account of her privacy-invading act. She then posted the image to Snapchat with the caption, "If I can't unsee this then you can't either", alongside a selfie in which she posed with her hand over her mouth in feigned shock.

The trial is tentatively set to begin May 26.

The law in California states that it is illegal to photograph an identifiable person in a changing room secretly.

Mathers now plans to testify in her own defense.

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Mathers is charged with a misdemeanor count of invasion of privacy for taking the photo and posting it on Snapchat.

Hoping to "make an example" of Mathers, authorities tracked down the woman in the photo and said they meant to charge Mathers with dissemination of private images, which carries a six-month prison sentence.

Mathers has slowly been reestablishing her presence on social media and made the biggest leap by hopping back on Instagram, the bread and butter platform for models, last week.

Mathers, who has no criminal record, has offered to make amends by using her notoriety to bring attention to the issue of body shaming.

Attorney Dana Cole said the victim can not be easily identified because the photo was shot from far away.

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'I know that body-shaming is wrong.

At the time, the attorney of the 70-year-old woman said "body-shaming is humiliating, with often painful, long-term consequences".

"I've never body shamed a person in my life and I don't intend on starting now", she tweeted on May 3.

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