Los Angeles police are investigating a Playboy model who body-shamed a naked woman at the gym.
Playmate of the Year 2015, Dani Mathers, took a photo of the woman in the locker room at LA Fitness and shared it on her official Snapchat, with the caption: "If I can't unsee this then you can't either” the photo showed Mathers, with her hand over her mouth, and the woman in the background.
The faced immediate backlash from her followers and deleted the post.
But LA Fitness has since filed a police report, and a criminal investigation has been launched based on "disseminating private images", ET reports.
The gym said cell phone usage and photography were prohibited in the locker rooms, and Mathers had been banned as a result of the incident.
"Her behaviour is appalling and puts every member at risk of losing their privacy. Her membership has been permanently revoked, at all our health clubs, and law enforcement has been notified."
After the backlash, Mathers claimed the post was an accident, and that she meant to send it to one of her friends.
She apologised in a series of Snapchat videos and posts on her Twitter account, which has since been deactivated.
“That was absolutely wrong and not what I meant to do. 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, that’s not the type of person I am.
“That photo was taken to be part of a personal conversation with a girlfriend and because I am new to Snapchat I didn’t realise that I had posted it and that was a huge mistake.
“I know I have upset a lot of people out there but please, please believe me when I say this is not the type of person I am. I have never done this before, I will never do this again, you have my word."